"To him, all good things - trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy."
~ Norman Maclean from the book "A River Runs Through It"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Done With Class

   Finally I am done with that tedious waste of time class that I just had to make at least a B+ and I made just that! Studying for that test was horrible because I knew it was almost over. Now I have my college room all packed up and I am leaving tomorrow headed back home where I get to figure out the beginning of my adventure.
   Moving back home does kind of suck, but at least I save money on rent and utilities for awhile. I guess Ill just sign up for my online classes and the fishing course. I dont have any more advances in the situation just yet, but I can feel them coming... everything is so close.

Monday, August 8, 2011

While I Wait...

   While I wait for the adventure to jump start, I have to sit around in freaking hot as hell Texas. I just need to get myself to Colorado already. I mean its almost tedious just sitting around in class and acting like it matters for the next leg of life, but I know in some way it does. Anyways, I only have 2 more days of class left then its back to the home town and thats when things will really pick up.
   Oh I still have to sell my truck, its a Dodge Ram 1500 (2009) with 33000 miles so if anyone wants it, its yours. 

Ok well I still don't have anything really interesting to write about but Im sure things will start to get crazy very soon. Until then, keep fishing for me (those who live in and love Colorado).

Monday, August 1, 2011

For My Three Followers/Update

   It is really nice to get some feedback, I like to know that I am not the only one doing this (I know that sounds ridiculous, but Its hard not to when Im the only one I personally know). Thanks for the comments and I hope you keep an interest in my documentation.
   As for the update... I still have to get through this class. It feels like my move is forever away, but I know it isn't and I need to actually get the ball rolling as far as the selling of my truck. I cant decide if I want to post it on Ebay.com or Craigslist.com or Autotrader.com, maybe Ill just sell it back to the original dealership. I also need to get that cash for the certification class and sign up because I hear those things fill up quick.
   Recently I have had second thoughts about Denver.. I mean, are the outfitters in Denver successful? I think I might try living in Boulder or Fort Collins... I feel that some place like that would give me a better balance between taking college class and actually being successful with fishing since its a lot closer to better fishing locations.
   Anyways, I decided to post this because Im trying to study for an exam I have tomorrow, but all I can think about is my move after its all done. I know I still need to do well in this class before I leave so I can qualify for financial aid.. Man I dont like money, "the root of all evil" (1 Timothy 6:10), is absolutely right. 

   Oh and I still am obsessed with the fly tying.. I feel like Im saving so much money in the long run. I still need lots of practice though. The flies I have bought at stores as reference for my tying are, to quote Ben Stiller, "really really ridiculously good looking". Ill just keep at it and hopefully the trout aren't too judgmental or picky about the first 100 I tie.

Again, I will not keep any new information, occurrences, problems, thoughts, or feelings from this blog so keep reading! Now Im off to studying.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fly Tying

   Today I purchased my first fly tying ensemble and THIS IS AWESOME. I tied my first fly within 5 minutes, granted it was not the best, but i have been doing it all day and I have gotten so much better at it. What an awesome hobby. Its almost as exciting as actually fishing. Anyone who has not attempted to tie their own flies, I strongly encourage you to get into it.
   As for the update on the move: I have several things I need to get done prior. 1) I need to sell my truck and buy a used jeep or 4runner or some smaller SUV so I can have some extra cash. 2) I need to find what school I should take part time classes at. 3) I need to register for my guide school class so I can get certified for guiding on the river.
  I am so close to getting the cash I need for the class and I could not be more excited to head up to mountain country. As for right now though, I need to get my last class done and get those other things done. At least I learned how to tie flies now.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Intro -- Disclaimer -- Pilot Post

   The relocation is something I have thought about all my life. Living in Colorado, becoming a fly fishing guide amongst mountains and real country. I am just a simple kid, who loves Jesus and likes to fish, and Ive decided to move from Texas to do something I love, maybe hoping to make some money while doing it.
   Money was never a big plan for my future though, and going to a small university in Texas does have it's social norms. I just decided that I want to be happy, and sitting in an office from 9 to 5 everyday making money for a company that I don't even care about would be miserable. I believe life is only truly lived when you're doing something you love, as long as its moderately decent for your own well being, and for me fishing is just that.
   This blog is about my relocation to Colorado from Texas as it progresses. As for this post, I am still in Texas, taking my last class before moving up to Colorado, living with one of my old friends, and basically hitting the "reset button".
   To be clear, I'm not "running away" from anything, I will miss all of my friends here in Texas, but let us be real, its not too far away, and sometimes you have to make sacrifices.
 I will not keep anything regarding the process from this blog, its a complete documentation of the expedition and the experience.

   Oh and I have decided to remain anonymous and create the alias "Adam Coachman" (Adam's fly and Royal Coachman fly) for the risk of saying something that I will regret, not that I am paranoid or have some diabolical plan, just because I feel its better that way..