Monday, October 8, 2012


Too many people put a premium on fish, rather than just being there in the moment. I found myself in that particular position when I took my buddy Austin out carp fishing. I had high hopes to get him on his first carp, but after an hour there wasn't any activity to justify spending more time. I was placing a premium on our score sheet, rather than the beautiful day, the knowledge passed on, or the stories told. We went on a rescue mission to a nearby stream where I found myself apologizing for the poor carping experience in the morning. Austin told me, "that's alright man, I just like being outside". It was then that I snapped back to reality, looked at my surroundings, and smiled. Sometimes, all it takes is a reminder that its not always about the fish.