For many fishermen, accomplishment and success depend on the number and/or size of fish brought boat-side. But for those of us devoted to fly-fishing, the scale of success hangs lower on the side of the experience as a whole. To us, a good day has to do with the people you share the boat with or the value you find in a good conversation over a beer with a real friend after the boat has been put on the trailer. So when you get the chance to go fly-fishing, just go. And when you do, soak in every detail of the day. Everything — from the fish you catch to the fish you lose, the shots you com- pletely screw the pooch on and the special moments you share with like-minded companions — because in the long run, these minute details are what ultimately matter. We choose to fish with fly tackle because we love and are obsessed by it. To us, there’s no finer way to catch a fish. And when the deck is stacked against you, remember you can always make a blind cast into a hopeless snarl and end up with something big and extremely rewarding pulling on the other end of your line. Good fishing to you all — I hope your next hookup is on a hook laden with feathers and fur.