I came across a beautiful piece of fly fishing literature by Steve Schmidt on Patagonia's website.
Here is an excerpt from this brilliant piece:
"More than anything, the game has gotten easier over the years. Where we once had to learn to cast a fly rod, we now have products and techniques that limit the need for actual casting—the sport’s beautiful and defining skill. Now, it seems, we’re drifting away from what attracted us to fishing with flies in the first place: the challenge."
Check out the rest of this insightful article that every angler, regardless of experience and skill level should read, here: https://www.patagonia.com/stories/the-art-of-letting-go/story-121597.html