Learning Something New...
by, 06-04-2010 at 12:33 AM (1551 Views)
Discovery is a huge part of what makes angling fun for me. Learning a new approach, spot or technique can take everything you thought you knew and turn it on it's head.
This evening, Jenks showed me a spot on a local river he'd fished before. As we peered down into the water from a bridge we saw two huge fish. These were probably carp, about 26-28" Long, and moving around in tandem. I can remember a time when I wouldn't have been so interested, but from what I've learned, carp have earned quite a reputation. Couple that with my recent affinity for the show "River Monsters", and I had trouble taking my eyes off them.
Tonight I stopped by one of my favorite online spots, Rich Strolis' blog. I read about his recent success employing "Euro-Nymphing". I was intrigued, and I can't wait to give it a try.
There's a lot to discover when it comes to angling. About a week ago I had my first experience squid jigging. It was awesome. I need to give a special shout out to my teacher Ziggy, and his crew for taking me under his wing and trying to show me the ropes. I jigged next to a man known to me only as "The Squid Master". Watching him I was all too aware of my own ineptitude, and that I had VERY much to learn. Which, in a way made me happy.
Recently, I finally hooked up with my buddy Nate to hit one of his spots. We had a GREAT night and I was able to discover a new location I'd never fished before.
Scottw recently showed me a very subtle tip at a spot I'd fished before. Without giving too much away about the exact nature of the info, I'll just say it's something I'm VERY glad I now know.
The examples are endless.
Working at The Edge I'm surrounded by something much more valuable than the great tackle the store sells. Each day I'm presented with opportunities to discover new things. It's funny how in many instances it's the people you meet along the way that help you learn the most, or at least help you to see just how very much you still have to learn. And having much to learn seems to be one of the very best, if not THE BEST part of all.