If you’ve spent any time around people who fish, you’ve probably noticed that they are a generally a gentle bunch, long on smiles and short on sentences, and very very patient.  Among those who fish, those who prefer fly fishing are distinguished by their preference to be in beautiful places while fishing.

This is Austria.

And above is somewhere in Idaho.

This person is fly fishing at night.  Somewhere nice.

Look at that scene behind this man: it’s like a calendar.  Put on your rubber pants and wade in.

Or just stand in a sunbeam on the rocky shore of a lake in South Dakota.  Here

South to Argentina, above, with a flyrod

North to Scotland, on the River Tay, above.

You don’t always need rubber pants to fish, or any pants at all, in Scotland

At the end of the line, these are the flies, the beautiful tiny feather sculptures used to lure the fish.  Most are hand made.

The ‘Silver Doctor’ above is a mixed wing full dressed salmon fly. Invented by James Wright, 1850. Wright was an award winning fly tier. So says fish4flies.

Off to Iceland, nice photo seen here

Wading in Canadian waters, above, with a mountainscape you want to kiss.

This above os Elk River, Fernie, BC, Canada (Pic’s by Ravens Eye Photography at the 2009 Canadian National FlyFishing Championships) seen here.

Well, we have to go now.  The fish are waiting, and so are some of the most beautiful spots on earth.  This one is in New Zealand: Taupo, Nelson & Southland.

Give yourself a treat sometime.  Go fish.  And if you can, go where the fly fishing is good.  It’s probably one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see.