When is the right time to start up fly fishing? Well in my opinion it's anytime! Old, young, doesn't matter, but one thing is for sure you will not regret the time you spend learning. Now I've taken lots of courses, sat through lots of meetings and listened to many lectures, but I still haven't found a better teaching and concentration time period then when I am fishing. The timing, technique and the preparation to detail can be unmatched at times. It calls for your total focus or if you don't, it's a total disaster, full of knots and endless tangles in trees. I think that is why I like it so much. The preparation to detail and the utter focus you have to have with your body and mind to find the structures you want to fish, make the perfect presentation of the fly, get the ultimate driftless float, anticipate the strike, set the hook, fight the fish, land the fish and then release your capture, just to do it all over again. What a rush, what focus! It's not for the leisure, it's for the focused individual who wants something more in their fishing experience.
Tim in the pictures was seeking that same thing. A vacation spot brings him down to the driftless area about 6 times a year from Minneapolis, MN. He has been wanting to learn how to fly fish not only for himself, but to also enjoy it with his son. Tim experienced what utter focus a fly fisherman has to have and I believe he found what he was looking for..
Aug 15, 2013
I spent two great mornings with Kent on the water. We shared stories, caught some fish and worked on the finer techniques used to fly fish the streams in Northeast Iowa. He got some good introduction into back casting and forward and backward roll casts while his wife spent the day in Decorah shopping. They visit often and we are glad to be apart of their trips. I told Kent that he has "a good thing going" with the the wife and asked what his secret was? He said .......We'll I guess that's another story for the water......