From the title I am sure many of you are thinking that the luck was with the fishing. While that always seems to hold true at times, I am referring to the opportunity I had recently to accept a trip. It was one of those last minute, unplanned outings that I sometimes fear only because I know what goes into the preparation. For some reason I felt like I had to accept this offering. The day started in that typical fashion, waiting for light, are the fish gonna be there and did I forget something! But then I met Tim my client. As he began to tell me about himself I suddenly realized why I was suppose to be on this trip. Without going into details, Tim shared with me some private issues that have come about in his life. I looked at this man who stood before me and realized that I was put in this position for a reason, not just to be a guide today but to be a student. It was time for me to listen and learn about life in its simplest meaning and most complex all balled up into one chance meeting. And wonder you may what I learned on this day....................................
Slow down, open your eyes and Breathe!
|I also learned that eventually you have to|
pay back the fish gods!
|Tim with his first steelhead on a fly!|