No Huddle Life
Part 3 of a truly epic trilogy: Backcountry E-biking in the Rockies + trout fishing a remote mountain lake.
In Part 1, I got over my lifelong fear of motorbikes and went screaming down a single track mountain trail. In Part 2, I caught my first fish on a Tenkara rod—minimal skill required.
It this episode, I watch as the Colorado “trout whisperer” and master guide, Jack Bruner, makes a perfect cast and sets the hook, in one, zen-like moment.
I then proceed to get my lesson in humility. I graduate to a fly-rod and reel and begin learning the basics of roll casting and back casting.
An ah-ha moment is achieved. And fish are caught. But, a realization is had. This highly-addicting activity of fly-fishing is indeed a lifelong pursuit. Probably like golf, I imagine.
You’re not going to master it overnight. But once the sport gets under your skin, you’ll find yourself thinking about it a lot. Maybe too much. I have begun the journey.