New Year Hopes and Dreams
At this time of year I think most of us reflect on the year nearly past. And some of us are even making New Year's Resolutions -- or at least plans for the next season of fly fishing. For at least some of us may think they're unlucky enough to live in places where there are only certain times of the year that they can wet a line (are there really such places I wonder as I get set to go out steelheading on this Boxing Day up here in the Great White North?!?!?). Or even worse some may think that fly fishing is only possible for trout and don't know what to do with the season now closed (of course this too causes me to wonder: aren't steelhead trout?!?!? and there are places even up here where one can throw out a fly line for trout at any time of year, right?!?!?). But I digress since the point I wanted to make that at this time of year (despite the possible cold weather and snow) we can all start to make plans -- and to hope and to dream.
Anybody care to share their hopes and dreams for the upcoming year????
"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