Slice and Dice
Change and Pivot
CHANGE & PIVOT!!!! Just like when you are fishing for any species you must adapt and adjust things.. Maybe it’s the angle of your cast, the tip or leader, take a step down, peel off a little more line. After I feel like I’ve covered the water thoroughly I will change my fly.
Believe in Yourself
I know I know…sounds lame but it is amazing the self-talk I give myself while swinging the fly. Some days you may feel the strong rejection bubbling up or my cast falling apart, so give yourself a pep talk. I love to channel in my mentors when it comes to swing fishing. The late Bill Lowe is one of them who I think about often. I think about his EASE of the cast and truly letting the rod do the work.
I roll my shoulders back, loosen my grip, and think of how smooth yet powerful a Spey cast can be. And then I SMILE and think about his amazing hugs – how he held EVERYONE a few seconds longer and tighter, embracing his gratitude for his friends, and paid attention to what mattered most.