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Wandering the Wilds

Post by foureyedgeek » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:28 pm

Hey all, haven't put up any content in a while. Honestly haven't been fishing a whole lot either. I missed the annual camp trip to God's Country this year due to having a 70th birthday party to throw for my mom. But after that I had a window, a small one but a window nonetheless, and I ran for the hills.

My goal was to get as far from other people as I could, so I went to the one place in my mind that says wilderness.

Which usually involves a decent walk to really get to the heart of...

And while it might take a while to truly feel isolated,

you damn sure know it once you're there.

I've always had trouble quieting my mind, even if the thoughts running around were inane, but fishing small streams brings with it a focus that doesn't demand your full attention but allows you to let it do so, if you're willing.

Background noises fade away as the sound of rushing water fills your ears.

The sun breaks through persistent clouds and hits the water just right.

And if you're lucky, that wild world begins to let you in.




It's the kind of place you can get immersed in for hours, until night begins to fall and you're forced to make your way back to where you've set up camp for the night. You'll do it all again tomorrow and then the next day until society's pull and responsibility says its time to return home.

I'm sure I'd said it before on these pages, but if I ever stop having fun catching this fish or marveling at each unique beauty, I'll know my time fishing has come to an end. As far as I can tell, that's a long time from now.

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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by yard4sale » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 pm

Perfect. Just perfect.
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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by Kfoxwyo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:05 pm

After this you need to post more often. Very Nice, Indeed. Thank you-
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need-a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by Bigguy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:18 pm

Very nice, made my day!

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Re: Wandering the Wilds

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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by chadroc » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:37 pm

really really strong. well done.
holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by Transylwader » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:54 pm

Played EL. Yep, fuck a crowd. That hit the spot, bru.
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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by Genome » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:02 pm

Nice escape

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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by austrotard » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:21 pm

I jrank too much last night.
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.


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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by ironman » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:06 pm

Righteous report.

Great seeing you last week 4IG. Been too long.
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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by Upsetter » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:45 pm

Nice lookin forest

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Re: Wandering the Wilds

Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:45 am

gosh that was good
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