99% of the time you don't have a fish on. Does that mean you're failing 99% of time? Not a very motivating thought. No, fishing for me is much more than just fish on. Interesting thought though and made me want to think about why I fish. I do it for relaxation, the challenge of getting a fish on, and the satisfaction of catching fish on flies that I have built. Fishing is a great stress reliever for me. I also enjoy shopping for the next great lure or reel or rod; something that will double my success rate. Boy, a lot of work for 1%. Improvising on how I fish a bait to see if I can push my luck past 1%. I really enjoy the scenery and nature as I fish. I enjoy the anticipation and planning for that outing. I enjoy meeting new people or guides on the water. I enjoy the learning part just as much as the cork in my hand.
Most of all I enjoy being with my son on the water. The time spent with him makes it successful 100% of the time, even if we are just fishing. Don't miss out on that.