..the real pleasure is just being able to be out on the river with incredible scenery, catching a fish is simply an added bonus (for me).
I've fly fished for for something like 40 years.
It's the best excuse there is for splashin' around in a river while wearing rubber pants.
Flailing a fancy stick around over your head makes this sort of behavior acceptable
If it wasn't for all that expensive gear, we'd all be candidates for the rubber room