“When You’re Smiling”

July 17, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

We’ve all been there: an interruption by a careless (or uncaring) fellow angler, wind that conspires to ruin every opportunity, a big fish that we happen to land near an on-the-water audience. As Kirk Deeter points out in this week’s “Fly Fishing Jazz” column, we have a choice about how we react to unwelcome challenges and exciting accomplishments, and that choice can make fishing worse—or make it much, much better.