September 5, 2018

The Lure of Cold Clear Water

I think it goes without saying that anyone reading this blog loves to fish. But why do we love to fish? Well, I think that is pretty easy to answer.

We love to be outside, to hear the wind and feel it's freshness. To see the trees swaying and hear the voices of the forest.

We love to watch the water move and to feel it rush and race past our legs. Sure, we try to stay out of the water, but where's the fun in that. We come to the stream to participate in nature, not just be a spectator.

We come to hunt our quarry, the elusive trout, whether it be cutthroat, brown, rainbow or brook. We know that the trout isn't a highly intelligent animal; it doesn't make or use tools, not does it communicate verbally or know how to write. But ask any of us who wander the trails and creeks of the world and we'll tell you, trout are smart. They are not always easily fooled.

Some of us want to just catch a fish. Some want to catch the largest they can. Others want to catch as many as they can. And there are even those that fish to eat. But there are those that have matured in the sport. They don't care about the number or the size or even if they don't catch anything at all; they just like being out there. It's refreshing, rejuvenating, and maybe to some degree even spiritual.

We chose our flies carefully. We imagine that they look like something the trout would want to eat. Sometimes that works. But other times it doesn't. Still, it's part of the ritual, the experience, the game.

If you haven't experienced what I'm talking about, then come with us. Let us show you the joys of nature and the thrill of pursuing trout. You will never be the same!


  1. No trout here but feel the same.
    Standing in the water and watching what's going around, feeling you're part of that picture is sooo good.

  2. That looks like a slice of heaven Tom.

  3. Отличная статья! Том ,я полностью разделяю твои взгляды.

  4. Quite beautiful, a healing place. My interest in Tenkara is piqued and the research begins. Thank You. John