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Just One More Cast

May 5, 2020

Thoughts for today…


Just one more cast! It’s the lament that has been borne by every fisherman’s wife. They usually have heard it for way too many years. And yet these patient women seem to be ever hopeful that what they are hearing is at last the truth.

What makes all of us fly fishermen so intent on not giving up? If the day has been unproductive, we feel we must keep going until the light runs out just in case the tide turns. We fiddle with different flies and keep casting. If the day has been great, we seem to always want to make it greater by casting into the dusk and beyond. Why not just walk away and go home to a waiting wife?

Fly fishermen are by nature creatures of perfection and as such they seem to count every second on a stream as others would count freshly minted gold coins…

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