To Plan Your Exit Strategy | Excuse to Fish #85

When I launch my kayak into the ocean, first thing in the morning, I like to get as far away as I can right at the start. All the way out. Then, I figure out how to get home. Planning the exit strategy is half of the fun of fishing. The route I take back to the truck dictates how well my day goes––nothing has happened so far, I've only just begun. I've only seen everything on a first pass. On the way back, that's where I put all of those first impressions to use in the form of a strategy, a series of experiments, and a few years of experience. I never know where I'll find fish, what fly they take, or when they take it. All I can do is enjoy the paddle out, the paddle back in, and hope to catch a few fish while I'm out I can't wait to get out there again soon. 

Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.

No excuses.

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