Want to know the truth about fly fishing? Its a lot of work, complicated stuff with small flies and lite leaders, the fish are spooky and difficult, the line is complicated to manage sometimes, and casting has challenges all its own. Then, one you figure all that shit out .... wading is tough and you fall in.
But this is why it is so fulfilling. There are days when everything comes together. You solve the puzzle and manage to stay on your feet. You catch a fish. It might be the most gratifying thing I have ever done.
There is a reality though and it isn't all Brad Pitt shadow casting and 30 inch rainbows. Check out this video that shows what everybody has done at one point or another. Even the seasoned veterans.
splash from Peter Broomhall on Vimeo.
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