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Monday November 3rd 2003 (10 years ago)
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Earning my luck

Published: Monday November 3rd 2003 (10 years ago)
Updated: Tuesday November 4th 2003, 2:49AM
by Martin Joergensen

The more I think the more I realize my luck

Well, not to rub it in guys, but I did fish this weekend (and last by the way). And I expect to go Wednesday and probably Saturday too...

Life is short and I don't want to wait for my turn to live.

I know that I really am very lucky in many respects. My kids are growing and gaining independence. 14 and 16 now they actually enjoy when we parents leave home.

My beloved wife accepts my hard core habit and even joins me on many of my outings - either fishing with me or snorkling.

My work as a self employed consultant allows me the freedom to take a day off. On the other hand I work all kinds of strange hours and I'm never really off duty, It's past midnight (1:30 actually) here right now and I only just let go of the keyboard as Consulant Joergensen and took it up as Fly Fisher Martin. I'm back again tomorrow morning at 8 as Consultant Joergensen.

So I earn my fishing days by clocking some long days. Still I try not to work too much, but like Steve I have realized that it can be hard to avoid sometimes.

Part of the blog chain "Lucky Martin!"

Thinking and not doing

Published: Monday November 3rd 2003 (10 years ago)
Updated: Monday November 3rd 2003, 6:16PM
by Steve Schweitzer

great ideas, wrong priorities

Here's my dilemma...I am working for 2 clients right now, trying to eek out a self-employed living. But all it seems it is doing is waste valuable flyfishing time.

I fished 56 days last year; 8 this year.

I built 4 rods last year, none this year.

I tied oodles of flies last year; a dozen this year.

Yeah, I tell myself, it'll change soon I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'll get to fish next week..yeah, yeah, yeah.

I have a rod on my kitchen table that still has many guides to go...it's been there for 4 weeks. I am on the wrap-a-guide-a-week program. I have a half-dozen articles in some random state of completeness not even fit for publishing on GFF. I think about finishing them, but I don't do it.

Today, this blog is my therapy. I am not doing what I like to do...or enough of it. I am caught in the working world rut. Now is the time I love to flyfish the most...Nov-Feb. Midges hatch, big fish sip, I fish 7x on top with a black dot-of-a-fly, I see animal tracks in the snow, I snowshoe back to an unfrozen section of river...ah, I think, but I don't do.

time to change all of that.

I wonder how my partners are doing...I am even out of the loop on my closest of all flyfishing buddies...my GFF brothers.

Part of the blog chain "Lucky Martin!"