a couple three weeks
by mike willis
(elk grove, ca, usa)
it's been a couple three weeks now since i stepped myself into the wacky and sublime world of tenkara. i must say that it has been a really great ride so far. i've been cutting my teeth about a half-mile from my home, and somewhere between the lessons of patience and the festering blackberry brambles waiting to pop themselves from my hands, i've managed to learn a little bit and even caught a fishy or two. as the days get longer and the air warms, i wonder what the next couple three weeks will hold.
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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” - Benjamin Franklin
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." -
Col. Robert Venables 1662
As age slows my pace, I will become more like the heron.
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma