Tight Lines

Tight Lines.

An expression of encouragement in the Piscatorial world reminding the aspiring fisherman to keep a connection between himself and the fly at all times in order to catch his fish.

My beloved who lovingly supported me in my pursuit for sea trout and trout the other week asked me why I loved fly fishing.
I started by explaining how similar it was to drawing people into the Kingdom
of Yeshua
One had to use stealth and not spook them. One had to attract them not disturb them
One had to send love on the line and send good vibes and pheromones.
One had to present the story well and decisively
One had to demonstrate faith and confidence and calmness.
One had to demonstrate God’s power.
Casting a loose or knotted or unfirm line will never catch fish. They slip off before you know it
Similarly with people, lack of knowledge of the Word, wishy washy presentation of the Plumb line and Rhumb line of God will leave them unconvinced of the attractiveness of the ‘fly’
The fly needs to suit the weather, the conditions of the water and the fishes habitat and tastes. It cannot be too big or too small generally for the size of fish. The colour and texture is important. The fly may be rising in a birthing way from the river bottom or about to expire on the surface. It needs above all to look attractive.
Similarly to give a message. To people it needs to attune to their environment, age  and culture lifestyle. But in both cases it needs to hook them. If it goes over their head in dialectics it is not going to work. Too rapidly presented and much is lost to the audience.
Timing is key in both pursuits.
People are not always ready to learn or feast on God.
Fish are not always feeding. In fact salmon do not take the fly out of hunger, they take out of frustration.
Jesus chose his first followers carefully. They were not intellectually superior rabbinical students. They were fishermen.
These men knew the times, the weather, their fish. Their approach was down to earth and simple.

Matthew 4:18-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The First Disciples

18 Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.19 And He *said to them, [a]Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

So fly fishing for fish is very similar to fishing for men
Booming  fish.

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