Goals for 2016
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway
It’s that time to proclaim my fly fishing goals for 2016. Much as I’ve practiced in the past, the process for goal-setting starts in late November / December, when I start a review of the year and spend time thinking about where I want to go, what I want to do, who I want to be in the fly fishing world. I usually start putting some draft goals to paper in early January, mull them over through the rest of January and early February, and post them – a formal commitment – before my birthday in early March.
So here they are – my fly fishing goals for 2016:
- Learn more about nymph fishing.
- Study Joe Humphreys’ “Trout Tactics”
- Study George Daniel’s “Dynamic Nymphing”
- Learn to fly fish for muskie.
- Purchase rod, reel, line, leader
- Purchase / tie flies
- Study muskie fly fishing
- Fish for them
- Saltwater flyfish in Destin, FL.
- Continue fly tying – learn to tie 5 more patterns.
- Donate a box of my flies to the TU banquet.
- Float-fish the Susquehanna (4X)
- Make perfect fly casting practice a habit.
- Fish with friends, including at least 3 trips with new friends.
- Fly fish and/or attend fly fishing events 100 times this year.
- Learn to tie 3 new fishing knots.
- Fish the Salmon River – Spring, Fall, Winter.
- Night fish for trout.
- Fish marginal waters.
- Build my own fly rod.