Not five minutes after presenting my fly in the water a nice crappie hit it and I had my first fish of the day. About ten minutes later my son had his first one as well.
Getting back into fishing I have also gotten back into fly tying. I tied my first flies this week in probably over 35+ years. I tied basic orange-bodied Zebra Midge. I have had many victories and my share of disappointments in life but I actually felt a sense of pure joy going from bare hook to landed fish with something I had built. Even better was the fact that my son quickly switched to one of my files after I caught my fish and landed his.
We fished a little bit longer and then he turned and said "Dad these flies really work; can we go home and tie some more? I want to tie my own."
Hey this is my pure joy from fishing.