Waters & words

My tapestry, your tapestry

Each of us builds a set of reference points in our flyfishing journey. We all have a history of where we went and what we caught, and what happened along the way, and with whom. It is a tapestry, in which our history matches that of a fellow flyfisher for only as long as it takes for our threads to cross. We spend a day together here, and then, and for an instant we saw the same frames in that movie in our minds that is the flyfishing aesthetic. For the rest of it, it is a personal and unique journey. We can wonder if anyone sees it quite like we do.  It is a bit like contemplating a colour like Blue for example. We think we know what blue is, but how do we know that everyone else isn’t seeing it as what we call red!

So it is with our own personal histories of places visited, fish missed, and stuff  along the way that make a place or time memorable. This is not about me, or anyone else having been further, fished more, or having pictures more clever than you. It is not a quiz.  It is to say: “hey…you’ve been there too!  Cool, we have something in common”. Have our flyfishing threads perhaps crossed unknowingly in this tapestry?

Let me know if they have:

 

dogs (1 of 1)

bhoola (1 of 1)

Mooi (1 of 1)

junction (1 of 1)

poles (1 of 1)

Tobie (1 of 1)

mt leonard (1 of 1)-2

untitled (10 of 37)

Spate

Perhaps you have a tapestry of images in which I will recognise none of the places. This is the stuff that keeps fishermen seeking out new places, new friends, and new experiences.

2 responses

  1. I can look through these photos and say, quite honestly, that our flyfishing threads have crossed each other, all the more interestingly in that they weave a northern/southern, eastern/western tapestry in my mind. Thanks for allowing me to accomplish that.

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    July 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

  2. I loved this Andrew. And I can’t help but be reminded of places I’ve been, even if only in my mind. Thanks!

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    July 3, 2015 at 3:00 am

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