Author: Fishful Thinker

Fishful Thinker: Habits for Success

The Internet is ripe with all sorts of life advice. Listicles like “Seven Secrets to Eternal Happiness” promise, well, eternal happiness if we just follow their simple secrets. I don’t profess to know all seven secrets or actually any of the secrets they delineate, because I never take the time to read them. Instead, I prefer to focus on one secret that I know will for sure lead to my happiness. Catching fish makes me happy every time! That’s no secret for many of you I’d bet as well. I could expand this by replacing “catching fish” with “success...

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Fishful’ Thinker: Road Trippin’

I can’t believe it but another year has passed. 2019 marks our 11th year producing and hosting Fishful Thinker TV. While a normal TV show airing-season is 13 episodes, we’re a glutton for punishment and produce two seasons per year, meaning 26 original episodes. And what might you guess does the production of all of those episodes – about 260 of them now – have in common? A road trip! We’ve always been regional in our production, filming the vast majority of the shows within about an eight hour drive of Denver. We’ve flown to a couple of destinations...

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Fishful Thinker: The Most Versatile Rig of All

Professional anglers have a way of complicating fishing. We create and name nuances so we can verbalize them, split hairs for the sake of defining minute details, and otherwise find ways to spew “pro talk” so that we can justify our jobs. And to be honest, most of that stuff will in fact make us better catchers if for no other reason than we participate more; we spend more time on the water than most folks. But it doesn’t have to be that way. What if I said you can catch basically any fish in fresh water – plus...

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Fishful Thinker: The Power of Anticipation

Looking forward to it, I can’t wait, high hopes or it’ll be great. However it is that you put it into words, anticipation is a powerful thing. Foretaste prolongs the great feelings that accompany something perceived as good in the future, thereby increasing the personal value to the person daydreaming of whatever it is on their horizon. Ultimately, anticipation will pre-occupy your thoughts and can allow escape from the daily grind. In some cases, as the looming event nears, anticipation has even been known to be bad for whatever productivity is going on currently; it’s known as “short timer”...

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Pro’s Tips: Gear for Brown Bruins Part 2: Tools

By Chad LaChance As a professional outdoorsman and host of Fishful Thinker TV for the last decade, I’ve learned the importance of preparation for success, be it for a day trip on the lake I guide on or a cross-country trip in the Tundra to some river or bay I’ve never seen. Same holds true for hunts or even camping trips; preparing to win, as cliche as it sounds, is paramount to success. This includes everything from cloths to gear to rods, reels or rifles. The less that is left to chance, the lower the odds that some scenario...

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