pa · tience/ páysh'nss/: the ability to avoid "sticking needles in ones eyes" while hesitating hrs, days and also weeks for that elusive tiger muskie strike (notice it states strike versus land) or occupying oneself during said time framework, by repairing your line that broke or was snagged; re-stringing your back-up reel to a minimum of a 10 pound examination line; practicing spreading with the new spinning reel or baitcaster (if you are utilized to spin casters, this method is important), casting each and every attraction in your arsenal, or, when all else falls short, pressure oneself to learn and/or appreciate the local flora and also fauna.
Why the 9,999 th cast? Since, (1) the end outcome of the tiger muskie allegory in previous paragraph is that the "reward" stayed unscathed by means of leaping the hook and also (2) tiger muskie are reverently referred to as "the fish of 10,000 casts". Why, once again you ask? Because that powerful predator is one of one of the most evasive species any sort of angler has had the misfortune or fortune to come across. Known to have eaten child ducklings, this varieties has a mouth complete of teeth that influences regard. Albeit, respect for this species, will be fleeting. While withstanding IT (the waiting job), ones' disappointment management system will eventually fall short triggering patience-overload to reach atomic degrees. At which time, any type of cursory and/or, romanticized concepts towards this beautifully-marked demon of the lake will then be completely obliterated ... never to return once again. However I swerve. Patience.