"...a better person"

I’ve said before that I feel fly fishing makes me a better person. It’s strange to me how many share this same thought. Why? Well I guess that answer may be different depending on who you ask. For me fly fishing lets me get outside to see beautiful places. It puts my imagination to work with “what ifs”. The excitement of when I trick a weary fish is something reminiscent of Christmas Day in my childhood. All of these things make me completely forget about all of the worries in my life. It soothes my soul and presses the reset button. It makes me stop to think what is really important. Even after failure on the stream I still leave feeling successful for what I accomplished during the day. And when I arrive home, I’m even more thankful for what I have to come home to.

Check out this video of someone who shares two of my favorite ideals. And give Austin Leonard a follow on Instagram (@theburrrprint)

El Arroyo from Tommy Penick on Vimeo.