"If You Enjoy It, You're Already an Expert"

May 26, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

That quote comes from Tony Soltys, president of Alaska’s Rain Country Fly Fishers, and it highlights Alan Suderman’s piece in the Juneau Empire about learning to fly fish. As he soon discovers, even the experts claim they never stop learning. “When I asked [Brad] Elfers, who said he’s been fly-fishing for 20 years, if he considers himself an expert, he frowns and thinks for a second before saying, ‘maybe in a few parts. It’s one of those sports where becoming an expert is an ongoing thing,’ Elfers said. ‘You’re never there.'”