And what's wrong with that? Nothing! I'm a huge believer in process focus. Life, or performance in any of the the venues you enjoy, certainly feels better when you focus on the process vs the outcome. An easy example is research on happiness showing people who spend "extra" money on experiences like trips or meals etc are happier than those who spend money on fancy items - like that new Scott Radian that looks so good at the local fly shop ;).
Fishing is absolutely about the process for me. Fly tying as well. It's that chance to just be there. To hear the water and the environment around it. To feel myself experiencing the situation and required actions - the process.
Because of that, fishing trips like my lunch time sojourn today, which was a skunk show, are just as rewarding as the day's like one to a major stream about 45' from my home last spring where I had to have landed over 50 browns and bow's over 13". It was crazy!
So, while I didn't even have a tap, today's trip felt great. Fun to see the stream in a pretty darn frozen state, and to see how a new pearl over pink floss and white marabou streamer I've been playing with looked in the water.
Here's the scene...
|Dead center is the stream. The snow was frozen solid, I really wish I'd had worn my ice creepers! Amazing to think that 6 months from now, you cant see 20 yds right here the leaves are so thick!|