Have you ever noticed what there is to notice?

It all happens along the journey that is your life, and it can be so uplifting, inspiring — and merely normal.

Perhaps it is just a matter of seeing where you are.

I write about my experiences fly-fishing, and am abundantly thankful for them all, and for the people with whom I have enjoyed and shared.

Of course, there are so many beautiful and vivid experiences associated with fly-fishing. Their simplicity and awesomeness inspire many of us to write about them.

The scenes that accompany being out and about fly-fishing, and what pursuing fish with a fly brings to you, beautifully add to the tapestry of life on the fly.

The scenes along the way are so rich — if you only take the time to see them.

Among my most recent favorites was a trio of horses along the Good Luck road that many anglers traverse on their way to Montana’s Big Horn River.

It was an early summer morning, and when I stopped, the three horses slowly moved from their pasture poses spurred, if you will, by their own curiosity.

A paint horse came closest to me, and made for a beautiful photo.

It was inspirational, and totally by chance.

It was just a moment in time, and it was just a matter of taking the time, well, to take the time.

Of course, not all of your fly-fishing encounters will be preserved in a photo.

They are held in memory, recounted through reflection and often descriptive conversation.

In their essence, they inspire us to experience more, and with reflection, they often bring a quiet warmness to the spirit.

Maybe I will see you on the water.


About The Author

Patrick "Murph" Murphy

Patrick Murphy or "Murph" as we call him around the office is a former newspaper man, and currently an author of books and blogs. He is an appreciator of all things natural and avid fisherman.

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