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  • Writer's pictureSteve Braun

Putting In The Time

My buddy Tim had some epic salmon fishing this season and I was grateful to be a part of his success.

On our trips together, we were the only boat out of over a dozen that consistently caught fish. He quickly gained a reputation on the lake and other boaters would ask what his secret was.

Some might think that fishing is merely luck, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a saying that 10 percent of the fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish.

What are the 10 percent doing that the others aren’t?

What it really comes down to is putting in your time, paying your dues and being willing to do what others aren’t.

Patience and persistence pay off.

You can have all the knowledge and tools in the world, but if you don’t get out and apply them, they are useless.

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. Now, I’m not saying Tim is a master at fishing, but I have witnessed him put in countless hours over the years on the lake and river. Experimenting, researching, honing his technique and coming home empty handed more than a few times.

This year it seemed to all come together and he was rewarded big time! So were the few of us that were lucky enough to go with him.

You could say he got lucky, but from a fellow diehard fisherman's perspective, Tim is in that 10 percent for a reason.

Coaching can provide you with new tools, perspective, bridge gaps and cut the learning curves, but at the end of the day, you still need to put in the time and pay your dues.

Just because you don’t see results right away doesn’t mean it’s not working. You don’t develop muscles overnight. You didn’t ride a bike on your first try.

Be patient.

Success is being willing to do what others aren’t.

Steve Braun

Call or Text: 778.932.1978

About the Author: Steve currently resides in the sunny Okanagan in British Columbia Canada where he spends his free time camping at remote lakes chasing monster rainbow trout with a flyrod.

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