It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
One of the most consistently true fishing-isms I’ve heard living here on the coast has been “If you wait for a day when the wind isn’t blowing to go fish, you’ll never go.”
Weather just means more to a fisherman, especially a fly fisherman. We live and die, thrill and cry as the wind wills it. So many times an errant wind gust has caught the perfect cast midway to a fish and slammed it to the water like a bad Dikembe Mutombo commercial.
This is when practice and mental toughness come into play. Can you overcome adversity? Are you disciplined, stubborn, and just downright determined to get out there and catch a fish on fly even when you know it would be much easier to turn to conventional tackle?
Then you, my brother or sister, are a special kind of crazy. It’s nice to meet another one of us – welcome to the show.