It’s that time of year, winding down to the New Year’s Resolution. This is the time of year we hear folks talk about gym memberships, better eating habits, cutting back on the Tequila (not my resolution, just for the record)… Guess what folks? Around here, we care about your fish stories… We care about your fly tying… We care about your casting. Yeah, in reality we hope you and your family has a great and happy 2018. But that is not making this New Year’s Resolution list.
Here is a few ideas that should hit your 2018 New Years Fishing Resolutions:
“In 2018 I am going to….”
- Get out and fish more! Has 2017 sailed by as quick as it has for us? Man, I just couldn’t believe it when I had to throw on all the extra layer’s for the first time this winter. Did you wake up in December and realize “Shit, I only got out 5-6 times this year!” Let’s change that! Call your favorite fishing guides and book up a few dates ahead of time for this year. Blacking out the time on your calendar is the only way this kind of thing happens. If you don’t set aside the time, you are not going to fish any extra for this year.
- Finally learn how to double haul! Now, I have been doing this for quite some time. One thing I am surprised at is how often I get a new client and they have been fishing since 1902, and don’t really like learning to be a better caster. Learning new things is fun, it’s exciting, and it can make your days on the water a hell of a lot more enjoyable. In 2018, tell your guides you want to work on becoming a better caster!
- Take my kid fishing! Look, I get it, there is only so much time in a year. We get busy, the kids have school, sports, and facebook. HOWEVER! Don’t look back and wish you did more of it. Get your kid on the boat and lets teach them how to cast, or how to reel in a fish. Let’s pull out the spinning gear and have a first fish moment. You won’t regret it.
- Start a new tradition. Once a year, we are going to stay at the resort, do some hiking, fish, see the Olympics, and get away from the city.
- Take the time to learn how to tie flies. Anyone can do it. I swear, I know plenty of folks less coordinated, awkward, and goofier than you are. It’s time to book a class, and learn how to tie flies.
These are 5 ideas that are going to bring some great satisfaction to your 2018. All of them are easy to do, and will make 2018 much more fulfilling.
Happy New Year to you all! I can’t wait to see what it will bring!