We all have our wheel house.
Throw the pitch, down the middle it comes.....and we park it.
Proficiency is one thing, but on the dark side of that, we all have the things we just plain suck at.
In the fly fishing arena, there is a dark side of my moon.
Case in point....
1. Nail Knots, and it's bastard tool.
Lets just say that loop to loop connections saved me in fly fishing. The feeling of inadequacy that this little piece of metal gives me makes me feel like a newborn looking at a screwdriver. I suppose I need to sit down and freaking learn this, but good gawd, I HATE the NAIL KNOT. Long live loop to loop connections!
2. Tying Little Dry Flies
Give me a Alec Jackson Hook or a Waddington Shank, and I am at home on the vice. Present me with a size 18 and tell me to tie a Trico, and I've reached my limits. Really, I can do it, but I hate it.
3. Rowing Big Ass Rapids...
May I say this right now. These guys in the picture above which I found on google...are better than me. I'd rather pull over and line a boat through craziness than to row it and flip it like an idiot. Last year on the Olympic Penninsula each time we'd set up for some big rapids on the Sol Duc, invariably our guide would take us down the opposite line I would think we should go. Fook me
We all have items that we dont do well. It's cool, we all have limitations. Face them, embrace them and we can then look to get better at them.
Shoot me a comment, lets see what you struggle with. Trust me, it's ok to admit it.
Now to go find my nail knot tool....