There are plenty of valuable lessons here. One of them is that one should go on adventures with a fly rod. Another one is that when you have decided of the time, you have the spot, and the means to get to the fish, then you’ll realize that you’re out of excuses, and when things go pear shaped, and they most probably will, then you’re the only one left to blame. A situation I’m pretty familiar with, which usually leads to lots of choice words. So practice your casting. A lot. And train to strip set. And more casting. And have a handy list of curse words of choice. When you’ll f*ck up — you will — at least it’ll be interesting to hear.

Big thanks to Justin Dobson for Big Bill Broonzy and this hilarious video.[vimeo=]