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New Year's Resolutions, from a Fly Fisherman

By December 31, 2012

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Fly Fishing in 2013It's past midnight on the East Coast, which means it's officially New Year's Eve.

In preparation for the Year 2013, here are a few resolutions I've been thinking about for the upcoming year.

  1. Enjoy more music: Fishin' Blues by Taj Mahal has a nice ring to it. Tune out the noise: Facebook, Twitter, Google+.
  2. Read more books: Pick a John Gierach edition and you can't go wrong.
  3. Write more: I'm no No. 2, but maybe another fishing guide would be fun.
  4. Get the kids outdoors: With three kids 5 and under, it can be tough, but I'd rather have my kids face first in the dirt than face first in iPhones and iPads.
  5. Go fishing: I've already informed The Commish I'm not playing fantasy football next year. I'm doing everything I can to allow for more time on the water in 2013.

Tight lines in 2013 everyone!

Comments

January 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm
(1) Juan Pony says:

Brian, We are on the same page.
My 5 yr old daughter loves to fish, is successful and has the patients for it – it’s a beautiful thing.
I bought my 7 yr old son his first fly rod this Fall and I hope he will take that step this Spring. I don’t want to push him but last year he fished for 20 minutes and then went of to look for bugs and snakes which I guess isn’t such a bad thing at 7 or any age. Happy New Year!

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