Over the past two years, I have taken a bit of a sabbatical from my writing. I needed to step away and reexamine why I was writing this blog. I had lost my sense of selfishness, and I was attempting to satisfy an audience. My tone had taken on a great deal of cynicism that I was attempting to hide with sarcasm. I am fluent in sarcasm, but it was not how I wanted to portray my passion for fishing. Honestly, it had become a chore that I did not enjoy. I merely wanted to fish and not worry about how I was being thought of or portrayed with my poorly written reflections.
Over the past several months, I have left the streams and ponds with stories that I once again feel like sharing. I am no wealth of knowledge when it comes to fly fishing. I am mediocre at best with my skills, but I enjoy my time on the water more than most. In the coming weeks, I plan to share some of these stories and pictures. I may even take the time to formally introduce you to a few of my fishing friends. I am certain that there will be stories of old fly rods, spending time with friends and family, and even a few with fish.
I look forward to sharing many of my new adventures with you once again. However, understand that I am writing this blog for myself. This is the record of my thoughts and time spent on the water. There will be very little instruction here that will make you a better angler. There may be very little here that you even find entertaining, but what you will find in my well meant words will be both honest and real. Until then, go and enjoy your own adventures.