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Why Do You Fish?

11/27/16 at 06:00 AM by Vince Puzick

by Angler's Covey Facebook followers

 

When we posed the question “Why do you fish?” on our Facebook page, the 30+ comments revealed a whole range of motivations for joining the adventure.  

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From the spiritual to the humorous, here’s why we fish. 

 

Nature/Beauty

sunset dreamDan:  Because trout live in beautiful places

Tiny:  I was watching YouTube videos and outdoor channel shows on fly fishing, and thought to myself "I need to try this." I went and got a rod from a garage sale and hit the water. Slowly became addicted to the fish, the peace, and the beauty of fly fishing. Can't get enough of it!!!

Cody:  Fly fishing brings me closer to nature, Earth, life. No worries on the future or past. The moment ... and the hatch.

Besnik:  Because I freakin love the challenge, the outdoors and the adventure.

Brad:  It's a really nice way to spend some time outside.

Leslee:  1. I'm an addict. 2. It teaches me patience 3. It takes me to different, beautiful places all over the world

 

Humor

Clark:  Mainly because I think I look pretty good in waders.

James: I mostly feed the fishes.

 

Colin:  I've been doing it for as long as I can remember and now I can't imagine not doing it.

 

Crime Prevention

Frank:  Choking people due to stress is frowned upon...

Josh:  So I don't murder people.

 

Spiritual

sunriseJared:  I think Herbert Hoover said it best: “"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”

Chad:  Therapy for the soul: all things seem to fade away when you feet hit the water.

Alexandra:  Because while I'm out there waiting for the bite, I'm not thinking about anything else.

 

Bob:  Truthfully, I feel closer to God when I'm on the water than I do in Church. I'm alone with my thoughts. Most of the problems going on in my life are best worked out when I'm fishing. My crazy, hectic life becomes simple, focused and meaningful. I can find myself when I'm in my element. This quote from A River Runs Through It says it best... "in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise."

Raphael:  Two reasons: It let's me block out everything except the task at hand and it reminds me of fishing with my father.

 

Peter answered the question with a question – and it makes sense to us: Why wouldn't you?

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Whatever the reason, welcome to the adventure!

 

 
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