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: Fly Fishing and Harmony


RabbiEE
02-21-2007, 07:27 AM
From an article on fly fishing and harmony:

When I am fishing the cold water stream, I feel in harmony with nature. Of course, I know that the trout and I do not have such a peaceful relationship. Iím either catching and releasing them or getting frustrated that they will not take my fly. But when I am waist deep in cold water, and I am tying a new fly on my line, and I am not moving, and I am not talking, and all I hear are the sounds of the bugs and the flowing river, then I feel at peace with all that is around me.

Sometimes a family of ducks swims by, first the mother, then 5 or 6 young ones with their baby feathers. I stop what I am doing, I watch them, and they swim by going about their business. I crave these moments of harmony, when I feel like a natural part of the world, when I fit in with the river, the deer and the ducks.

Rabbi E

Paxton
02-21-2007, 09:49 AM
"Tis" why we do it....I couldn't agree more

Eric
02-22-2007, 12:03 AM
It kind of bewilders me to see the modern angler standing amid stream bopping to his Ipod, whilst the sweet sounds of nature surround.

Sigh.

-- Eric