At the reef
I’ve stood on reefs in many places casting flies to wild fish.
No other location type has a greater emotional impact. When I see clear water moving quickly and waves breaking white over rough ground I know what to expect.
Safety, foothold, balance, precision of cast, speed of the opportunities presented, line and leader choice, the energy needed here is high, very high.
The energy received here is even higher.
‘I’m becoming more introverted with age.
I used to fight it, but now I embrace it:
When you’re young, you think your time is infinite. You chase every opportunity.
As you get older, you realize your time is disturbingly finite. You chase energy, not opportunity.’