Final Preparations

Posted On: September 2, 2016 BY BrianBarnard

We all know that the anticipation can sometimes be as exciting as the event itself. For me that is all too real as Julie, I, and several D&H clients get ready to head out for Belize. There is something amazingly therapeutic about packing up fly fishing gear in anticipation of a week on the water.

As I sit here at my kitchen table, I find myself surrounded by a small pile of items that I need to pack…bonefish leaders, tippet, a dozen or so flies representing tasty morsels for our target species (permit, tarpon, bonefish), polarized glasses, extra reels, sunscreen, and the list goes on. In fact, I find myself checking off the items on my official packing list but I am not sure why…it isn’t the first rodeo for these fish and it isn’t our first time to Belize…perhaps I just like to see that list and know that checking off items means it is just about “go time!”

God willing, tomorrow at this very hour, I will be leaning into the sun, searching for the tails that reach out from the water. Leaving for a trip, whether it is a local hot spot or a tropical destination is always a time of great anticipation and perhaps some nervous energy. I hope you get to experience that feeling really soon. There is frankly very little in life that can compare to it.

Enjoy life….Brian Barnard



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