All too much, I get too hung up on maximizing the efficiency of my time fishing. Efficiency when it comes to fishing is the number of fish caught per hour, or if targeting big fish, it could be the total inches of fish caught per hour. Sometimes it can even be about just covering as much water as possible. All of these metrics of fishing success or efficiency again cause me to rush.
|Places like this are too special to rush through|
|There is much to be seen even in random places in the woods like this one|
My focus this year is going to be to slow down and really see and appreciate what is around me when I get to head out in the woods. I'm going to try to take a few more pictures to help my aging memory recall those experiences down the road. This is nothing new, really. The old cliches says to "stop and smell the roses." I'm not all that interested in how roses smell, but I am interested in listening to the trout stream cascade across the mossy rocks, or to watch the first rays of sunlight peak over the mountaintop above. Hopefully this will inspire you to do the same. Who knows, by slowing down, my success may go up in the process, if not, at least I'll have a few more pictures to flip through on cold winter days.