Just saw this great post on the Rogue Angels by Whitney Gould who is the champion spey caster in 2009 Spey-o-rama and pro-staff in C.F. Burkheimer Rod. Fish simple, fish with confidence! That's great! "Simple" is not a ultimate goal, instead, simple is a philosophy in the fishing process. Fish with the way you like and enjoy every bit of it... that's "the simple". Sure, it can be simple in gear fashion as well... "one fly, one rod, bare foot, it's your skill against them!" (Quote from Running Down The Man DVD). I like fish with a very simple mind, simple tackle. The mind go to the state that imagine the fly swim, feel the flow. It's zen kind of simple. John Gierach said, if your fly have 10% of chance to catch a fish itself, and if you fish it with full confidence, actually you can bounce the chance up to 15-20 %. True! Check out the link.
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