Thursday, October 10, 2013
D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N "Never say never"
Or, so it seems, however, I am tired of my own whining and misfortunes. It could have been much worse and I know we will live to see beauty return to our trout streams and our ponds will be fish havens again.
A couple of days ago, I came across this picture from The Hatch Magazine over on Facebook. It hit me in the heart, you might say. Then and there, I knew it was time to suck it up and push onward and "Never Say Never" when thinking about fishing opportunities available for me. What an incredible picture! Do you think this ol' guy wants to be pitied? Hell, no! He just wants to be on the water and casting that fly rod and can't hardly wait for the anticipated tug on the end of the line. Had I been on that stretch of water at the same time, I think I would have stopped doing what I was doing and just watched this ol' guy for awhile. He's my new hero!
Then I thought, you know what, lets not forget the great organization that is PHWFF or in longer form, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. This incredible organization is: Dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
You may or may not have had the opportunity to see some of their actions and activities up close. Let me share a few pictures with you. While you are looking at them, think about it! It takes "Determination and a Never Say Never" attitude. I think I will "Buck Up" and go fishing!!
I got this one, no problem, Bro'!