I've always been a spin-cast kind of guy. Low brow with a cheap Walmart rod and reel combo and a worm or my favorite shiny spoon on the end of my line. I usually catch just as many fish as those fancy-pants fly fishermen. I secretly poke fun at those guys, with all of their goofy gear and equipment, tiny little fake bugs made out of deer hair, $600 waders, etc. It all seems pretty expensive, confusing and way too much work for me.

But you know what? I'm realizing that maybe I'm just jealous. Jealous watching them working their lines back and forth, dropping the perfect fly right into the honey hole on the river. It honestly seems pretty peaceful and relaxing. And with my resolution to fish more in 2020, I think it's time I give it a shot. If you're in the same boat, maybe you'd like to check out this free, learn to fly fish class coming up this month at the Rock Church in Laurel, in conjunction with Magic City Fly Fishers.

From their Facebook page, here are the details: