I have reread this article several times from my Fish&Fly Magazine which I bought several months ago. The more I read, the more I realized what is flyfishing means to me... even what is mountain climbing means to me... as well as documentary photography means to me... his writing and adventure are just fantastic! I think I will be explore somewhere like this again and pursuing my unknown imaginations... Direct quote from an article by Peter Christensen...As an adult, I feel that fishing has lost some of its original mystique. It’s not that I don’t dream of jolting rods any longer, because I do, but the magical atmosphere that used to cover the water like a morning mist has been replaced by too much dry knowledge and calculated anticipation. Wherever I go fishing, I’m pretty sure I know what to expect and know exactly which fish ought to be there and how big they grow. I know their favorite prey and thus their favorite fly. Every cast is still exciting, but at this point, it’s not exactly a cast into an exotic unknown.
This demystification of my fishing brought about a longing for waters that could match the glory of the childhood pond. An urge to cast a fly in strange and uncharted places grew irresistibly strong, so the idea of a canoe trip to Canada was born. Rather than follow the beaten track of decades of fishing tourists, my travel companion Rasmus and I set out into piscatorial terra incognita. Starting out on the enormous lakes of the Northern Territories, our two-month odyssey would take us through more than 400 miles of bleak wilderness, ending on the north coast by Coronation Gulf, crossing gigantic expanses of inland lakes, battling torrential currents of mighty rivers and keeping alive in the Barrenlands. We set out in pursuit of distant dreams—distant dreams of fish the size of those monsters swimming around in the depths of my imagination.
http://www.tabisora.com/index.html every once of a while I check his blog. it brings up a lot of good personal memories when I was traveling... his photos give hopes and make sure there are something hopeful in the future...
Can you call a writing style just like a vivid painting style?- impressionism!?, or like a good dish full of flavors, never seen them before or eat them before?! This is the one style I always enjoy reading through. Jon Aqui's BLog I call it "free style". He really know how to entertain his readers... well... maybe say he really know how to live with a entertaining life... it's a great blog! Check it out!
i know i am lazy about painting lately... but sometime i do feel painting, and I want to paint it quickly... so...i draw on a cheap skinny paper and wash in all different color... they do look like a brookie actually... A bit unpredictable method, but that is the reason I love watercolor... :o)
As you all knows, I never get bored talking about fly fishing. flyfishing art, fly fishing techniques, mountain fishing, backpacking, rods, reels,or even how to cook fish! However, there is sometime in the year I have to divert myself away from those fun things and concentrate on my other stuff... Thanks for the internet! The tiny wire always connect me back to those fun stories and good memories! OK, what I try to say is: Here is a very fantastic story from Andy boy. It is officially nominated the best two stories of 2008 in Yuhina's blog. The other one is BG's Madison BS (stand for: Brown trout in Sumo). Check out Andy's blog!
When you perceive nature only through the mind, through thinking, you cannot sense its aliveness, its beingness. You see the form only and are unaware of the life within the form-the sacred mystery. Thought reduces nature to a commodity to be used in the pursuit of profit or knowledge or some other utilitarian purpose. The ancient forest becomes timber, the bird a research project, the mountain something to be mined or conquered. When you perceive nature, let there be spaces of no thought, no mind. When you approach nature in this way, it will respond to you and participate in the evolution of human and planetary consciousness.
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark