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  Perhaps it is s sign of my advancing age, or a desire to reconnect with the simplicity of my childhood, but I have noticed an increasing discontent with all the fly fishing accoutrements I have collected over the years. Boxes of flies, packs, vests, tools, cameras and "just in case" items to stave off a fishless outing. Sometimes even a quick evening trip to my local creek feels like an excursion.Somewhere along the way, success seems to have eclipsed fun.  I have flirted with the thought of fly fishing minimalism, but at the last minute I give in to the fear of being caught without the perfect fly. Consequently I carry more fly boxes than any three people need. Even my dabbling with Tenkara, I haven't yet been able to bring myself to winnow my ammunition to a single flybox.    Social media has played a part in this epiphany. The explosion of fly fishing images on social media  once exciting and new, has become the equivalent of a third serving of cobbler - too much of

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