Re: Sex, Love, And Fly Fishing -- Forget About the Death and Taxes Stuff!!!!
(Just for the record, these are related to my original post. Just some more thoughts to ponder.)
I've even seen it written that "fly fishing is like sex... when it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, it's still pretty good". This is from Sexyloops discussing flytying: "When I tie flies I usually have flash backs of past triumphs and wonder what this new creation may bring. The experience of fooling a fish with a fly you have created yourself is one of the greatest in angling; it isn't better that sex but results in the same degree of chronic grinning that seems to accompany all great things in life."
"Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point." -John Gierach