It's easy to fall into a routine. Most people avoid change if they can.
You end up doing the same thing over and over until you burn out. "Why do I do this in the first place?" The last thing you want is to put in more effort.
Instead of tying on the same bait you start with, switch tactics. Better yet, switch to your weakest tactic. For example, I suck at nymphing––I hate nymphing––but often if you want to catch fish that's what you should throw.
You learn more from one day of actually committing to something different, and following through, than a whole season of the same old stuff.
If you want to be a better angler, try the tactic that makes you feel like a bad one, then master it.
Then you're unstoppable.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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