Fishing in company doubles the joy and halves the worries, when loosing «The One».
Recently, I published the post about fishing on your own, however, there is another side to the medal.
Fly Fishing in Company
First and foremost, I love to go fishing in company with my fishing buddies, because it doubles the joy and halves the grief when loosing ‘the one’. The memories I made throughout the years are priceless and some are truly unforgettable. I vividly remember the trip with André to Germany and Austria, as well as the countless trips in Switzerland.
Moreover, they are not only your memories but they are shared. These memories are kindled every time anew. For instance, when you walk down memory land during winter fly tying, or other meet-ups such like the Artifishal screening in Zurich.
Additionally, going outdoors with a buddy gives some safety in case anything goes wrong. A friend of mine once went into a remote gorge in the Jura mountains and slipped. Luckily, he twisted only one finger and was able to return safely, but just imagine it was his leg. Being outdoors poses some serious risks. More often than not, a trip can change dramatically within seconds. Be it due to accidents or even the weather.
Downside to fishing in company are few. Arguably, the major drawback is the scheduling of fishing trips, which can pose issues or make a trip impossible. Furthermore, being out there together restricts fishing a honey hole usually to one person first. This is often the case in small streams. This problem can be eased by one person fishing nymphs and the other dries. Moreover, fishing buddies usually find a way to distribute pools among them adequately. Unless we were fishing behind someone else.
Summary Fishing in Company
All in all, fishing in company has many advantages over being by oneself. Yet, not without its drawbacksthough. Principally, fishing together with a fellow angler friend is the very essence why fly fishing casted a spell over me. Additionally, the most memorable fishing trips were the ones with funny moments shared together. It is more about the shared social experience outdoors than the size or count of the fish. In the end, we all just want to be out there having a good time.
Apart from the advantages mentioned, to take fish pictures it is mandatory for me to be with someone, in order to make sure to put the least stress on fish possible.