The Mind of the Angler

“All the romance of trout fishing exists in the mind of the angler and is in no way shared by the fish.” Harold F. Blaisdell The Philosophical Fisherman

One of the many lies that I think almost all anglers tell themselves is that the above isn’t true.  Or maybe we just choose to overlook it. But here is a fact: all recreational anglers are advanced beings who seek pleasure by pestering less-advanced beings.

Now, I’m not hanging up my waders anytime soon.  The answer to almost all my problems is a fishing trip.  But, sometimes, (not too often) I think of the cost.

Every Day in May

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One thought on “The Mind of the Angler

  1. SwittersB says:

    The Cost…it adds up in front of you and behind the scenes too. Gas, gear, licenses, food, the tying, the different gear upgrades for different species, etc etc. My dentist just got back from Chile and went on and on about the amazing trip….. I have done a several big trips and the buyer’s remorse has never been offset by the spectacular outcomes….yet.

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