As a highly addicted bunch of individuals, its not surprising that there are a few things which are common amongst all of us who dream about throwing flies at fish.
In no particular order, herewith things which only fly fishers can relate to:
- Your first fish on fly. No matter what fish, fly or age almost all of us can remember that first fish we caught on fly. That surge of adrenaline when you saw your fly line disappear in to the depths for the first time – welcome to the addiction.
- Thawing out in front of a fire. After a long day wading/float-tubing or hiking, there is nothing more relaxing as being memorised by a fire at night recounting the days fishing in a sleepy haze.
- Your first fly behind the vice. Inevitably, once the bug bites we all fall for the next addiction in line – fly tying. No matter how mangled your first attempt behind the vice is, we just cant stop feeling that pride of knowing that we just tied our first fly.
- Following from point 3 – your first fish on your own tied fly…This is what its all about right? You made something which artificially imitated nature and enticed a fish to take it.
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Also thanks to on the vise for the image