Photos by: Matt Bornhorst     

Contemplation of one's own thoughts, feelings, impressions and sensations, especially for long periods; self-examination; a reflective looking inward.

We all fish with a certain degree of introspection.  We read a river or stream by sight, sound, instinct and sometimes just a hunch.  We absorb the environment around us. The height of our satisfaction comes from realizing one or more of your thoughtful choices were right.  And all the time you invested in learning how to develop these skills, has just paid off.  It's therapy really.

Thanks to Matt B. for the great photography.  Also to Jamie K. of Fly (, Gene D. and my Dad for the fishing camaraderie.  A great crew.