Thought for Today
“Many men go fishing all of their lives
that it is not fish they are after.”
My wife has been after me for some time now to catch her some trout. We have a trout stream in front of our house but I occasionally feed them bugs from the garden. They are like pets, a part of the family so I do not dare catch them. There is a trout pond a short piece down the road, but these fish are fed a processed trout chow and I find the taste of these trout unpleasant.
My only recourse then is to purchase a license and head over to a neighboring stream. However, there is a problem with this idea as well. Seems when I go fishing I rarely catch anything because of all the distractions. The birds singing in the trees, the bugs and butterflies flitting about, a cascading waterfall, every where I look there is something to see. It reminds me of what my dad used to say,
“I do not take my fishing rod to catch fish,
I take my fishing rod as an excuse to explore a stream,
yearning for a glimpse of what is around the next bend.”