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Getting Lean and Fishing Silver Creek


“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”

Hemingway and Purdy on Silver Creek

This is an inspirational saying for only some people.  As a matter of fact many struggle with it especially when they are facing big challenges or trying times. We often fabricate worrisome outcomes in our minds and convince ourselves why we can’t do something.  So we just stop trying, or never start in the first place.  This is why many start ups, life changes, or diets often fail. People do not believe they can start exactly where they are today with exactly what they have today.  Things seem impossible, overwhelming, or  too complex to learn. Well when I first heard of hypothalamic obesity and insulin sensitivity, it sounded like Chinese to me.  I just didn’t think I could get my head around it. Today I am leaner than I have ever been, and I am doing things I never thought I would do.

I think of Earnest Hemingway and Bud Purdy every time I fish (what is arguably the best spring creek fishery in the world), Silver Creek.  Since I have learned to deliver the right nutrients to my body and mind, time it properly, I have become much improved in many areas of my life.  Areas like hockey and cooking. Most recently, I have become a skilled fly fisherman (still just a fly rod owner by Silver Creek’s terms).

If I would have given up after the first 15 years that I fished Silver Creek, I would never have seen moon rises like this!  Definitely wouldn’t have been around to winter fish with the mama and baby moose.

My energy levels are through the roof and my mind is so crisp lately that I am able to explore and try more things and different approaches to activities.  Way more than I ever would have in the past. Most times I wouldn’t even get started because I would just convince myself that I couldn’t do some things.

Not to jump all over the map, but it is my nature.

This another quote that is from a movie that has stuck with me for many years – I think it applies to this post.

Liddle: :“I think a man only needs one thing in life. He just needs someone to love. If you can’t give him that, then give him something to hope for. And if you can’t give him that, just give him something to do!”  Flight of the Phoenix. As many of you know I am the perennial optimist.  Without this optimism I would have not experienced so many of the EPIC days in my life for which I am so grateful. And if I do not know what to do, I just DO something.  Some things good, some better. And now, I do some things best.  Further, if I add look for guidance and support, I do it right the first time. Then I simply gain momentum and leverage that momentum to my advantage.  That is exactly how I got to where I am today.  I just started moving toward my goal of a healthy, functional, active life and I find myself there today.  Can I improve, I believe I can, I know deep down in my know-er, I will!

It is my wish that through prompting and teaching people how I have become “Leanergetic”, they can and will come to achieve their own hopes dreams for active functional living.  I digress again.

I finally landed a big one at Silver Creek in Idaho by not giving up hope! Many thanks to Chase and the rest of the team at Lost River Outfitters for answering my completely annoying questions, and listening to my skillfully embellished fishing tales over the years.  I am still going to catch a huge Cutbrown one day!
If you have a question about how to fish Silver Creek or Leanergetix, ask in the comment section below.  By just asking the question, by joining a community, this action just may be the first step.