Sunday, May 6, 2007

fishing & life?


i think i've learned more about life from fishing than from anything else. the regular person may think that fishing is nothing but sitting around putting dirty worms on hooks, it's not.

fishing requires hard work. fish don't bite at noon, they eat early. if the fish start eating at 6am, that means you need to be out of bed around 430am to prepare. but fishing has taught me that waking up early pays off. waking up early is hard work, probably some of the hardest work i've ever done, but hard work pay off.

fishing requires patience, you have to wait in order to get what you want (that big fish). i used to hate waiting for fish to bite, i had no patience. until i learned to enjoy the wait. i learned to love the time between the cast out and the fish bite. that's the time where i just hang out, normally admire the water and the horizon.

fishing taught me more than the simple lessons of patience and hard work. it taught me "about life". years and years of living have taught me what fishing taught me the first time out. at any moment one event can completely change everything. you always have to be poised, and ready to endure the monotony for the long run. yet at any moment... one bite could change everything.

adrenalin dumps into your bloodstream the moment a fish nibbles at the end of your line. there have been days where i'm almost too tired to stand, many hrs with not one bite to show for. then bam! a bite. my energy is back, i'm set to fish for hours longer. in a split second my whole attitude, energy, and mentality changed. it was just a small bite on the end of my line, what would appear to be an insignificant event, however it completely changed everything.

everyday i wake up, toss my line out, and see what's going to happen. most days i catch exactly what i'm fishing for. there are a few days where nothing bites. and then the days you remember forever. when the big one hits.


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