Fishing...It's really about relationships!

By Stephen C. Schultz

Spring is in the air and that well known feeling of wanting to get out of the house and go fishing is surging through my body. I found myself in a sporting goods store the other day perusing the fishing lure isle. I was in the yard after mowing the lawn and realized I was walking around my small 12 foot fishing boat that is still covered from winter.

I have had people ask me over the years, "What's so fun about fishing?". They usually follow that question up with, "It's so boring!". From my perspective, they couldn't be further from the truth.

Fishing represents so much more than being entertained. It's time in the wilderness with fresh air and solitude. It's time to think and ponder on life's problems.  It time to express gratitude and count your blessings. There is also the satisfaction of reading the water, observing a hatch and placing a lure or fly in the perfect spot. It's the excitement of the fish hitting the lure or fly and the twinge in your stomach as your reflexes set the hook.

For those of you who are reading this and you enjoy get it. There is something about the time away fishing. Even if you don't catch anything, there is this feeling that it was still time well spent. There is the old fishing slogan that goes, "A bad day fishing is still better than a good day at work!".

Below you will find some links to articles on my blog about fishing. Some are childhood memories and some are more recent. I hope as you read these experiences, it fosters memories of your own and you are able to relive some of your fond experiences while fishing.

The Rescue - A McKenzie River Adventure

The value of relationships in transition


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