Fly fishing for trout, in fact, fly fishing for any fish, is the sum of a hundred parts. But it all begins with a fly rod in your hand. With the cork firm in the pit of your palm you feel adjusted…you feel complete…you know who you are.
Then the act begins. You feel the cast. Feel the rod load deep with the final forward snap of your well-practiced arm, and then feel the rod launch the line like a bullet.
When the line goes where you want it to…when you want it to…that’s magic
Really, who cares if it’s a bullet. Does it really matter as long as it turns over nicely...as long as the line rolls out, the loop straightens and with the last of the cast's energy transmits the final punch to the leader. That’s perfection! When the line goes where you want it to…when you want it to…that’s the epitome of
Then the fly lights on the water like an angelic mini-perfection of a mayfly. And life, and all that once really mattered in the world…simply are no more. - WES:::