Work is for people who doesnt know how to fish
December 1, 2006 3:15am CST
Just don't know why a lot of people has not discovered fishing. They are missing a lot in their life by not fishing, where one experiences the fresh air, the serenity of the place, the connection with nature, the undisturbed quietness, the remoteness from other people and daily routines, the day long experience of waiting for a fish to bite and to sum it all, the laid back experience of every single fishing place that you visit for one's fishing. But did I mention the excitement of getting a bite? The adrenalin rush when your fishing rod flickers and twitches? The start of the sport, the reeling experience of the fight with the fish, the tangles and twitches while reeling it in, and the exhilirating experience of landing it or the agony of losing it. That is where the wait pays off! But, hey, a whole day of waiting is not all lost even if you don't land a single fish or if you just catch a small minnow. The experience I mentioned in my first paragraph is All There is To it!!
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Well Eric, I love to be able to go fishing but I do not have time since I work. So in my case; you are so correct. Anyhow, I am going to slow down since I have been working for the last 25 years and so now... may be I can take off and go fishing sometimes. Thanks for the rude awakening topic! Best wishes on your mylot!! Jeri
1 Dec 06
I know that someone like you will be replying to this post because there are only 3 kinds of people on earth that inherited the 3 primal occcupation of man on the earth, farming, hunting and fishing. The latter being the most refined as it needed skill and art. All three had patience but fishing is the most fulfulling.
18 Dec 06
The way you describe your experience looks like you really had a good time fishing. Like me, even if I do not catch anything, it is okay. Just waiting for a fish to take the bite, let the fishing rod twist and wiggle for a while is enough enjoyment for me. But is is also being alone, on a secluded place surrounded by nature.
• United States
2 Dec 06
I liked that! I know quite a few passionate fishermen.. It was nice to read something likely from their point of view! Maybe I'll pick it up someday! We go on a traditional trout fishing camping weekend every year, when the season opens. I just hang out while hubby fishes. It's nice.