Fly Casting- Jean Dujardin never turned around.

fishing in tight spaces are always a tricky situation because casting and therefore fishing successfully involves thinking and more precisely, thinking before acting. what i’ve noticed in life so far, is that thinking after the fact usually doesn’t do much good because contrary to popular belief, most people don’t really learn from their mistakes. Lefty’s still saying that god won’t let you cast this way or that, we still burn our tongues biting into a hot pizza and rap is still a popular music form…
when encumbered by trees and brush, cliffs and livestock, to get the fly out to the fish in an inciting manner the successful angler needs to look around and be aware of all those dumb things that nature surounds us with and puts between us and our slimy friends. this Jean guy i used to go fishing with who was always snagging his flies left and right and everywhere in between once said: ” Nature’s a bitch ! “.
now, i don’t know about you all but i find that to be quite an interesting observation. however many times i might have tried to explain that he was seeing the situation in reverse, all the “bitches are just part of nature, they’re definitely not all of it “ didn’t manage to change his Nouveau-Hollywoodian constricted vision of things one iota and this stiff-as-a-pole Jean guy kept on banging his rod tip against lampshades, casting and loosing countless flies in bonzaï trees and he eventually died of hunger, stucker than stuck in stream-side quicksand… i can’t say i feel sorry for him because a) he was a bad actor b) he didn’t have any family or friends and c) i don’t like dirty-mouthed vulgar people anyhow so it all worked out somewhat well in the end, he got what he deserved.
i learned from his experience, gained strength through his weaknesses, dropped my silly french accent and learned to look around me constantly when i’m fishing. i hardly lose any flies and i’m still alive to talk about it. not bad. as a side note,  i’ll never fish in an Andorran souvenir shop again because well… there aren’t any fish in Andorran souvenir shops.

2 thoughts on “Fly Casting- Jean Dujardin never turned around.

  1. I’ve seen the light Marc… still feel a touch off balance when I check my back cast, but this is a good habit, like holding your scissors at the tying bench (I got over that one by wearing them on my hand for a full day around the house)

  2. André… how appropriate ! :mrgreen:
    like the scissors tip. did you record this novel day ?
    (can’t help but wonder about all the things that got snipped and shortened… )

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