RIT professor emeritus authors book on therapeutic benefits of fly fishing

Penfield, New York -For a local writer and scholar, there is no place to find peaceful places than one of his favorite Diaoyu Creek streams.

If everything is really merged into one, then for Pat Scanlon, a small stream will run through it.

Sanlun said: "I think many of them are peace." "You lost time. It seems that time is suspended. You may suddenly realize that you have done this for three hours, but you don’t know."

SCANLON has been fishing and fishing for 35 years.He liked it very much, so that the honorary professor of RIT School of Communication wrote a book about it.It is called "casting and repairing: how to cure crushing thinking and body of the healing flies."

Scanlon said: "I just look for the idea of flying fishing. I encountered all the different plans for using flying fishing as the treatment."

He discovered a group such as rehabilitation, which provided a quiet repair for the survivors of breast cancer. 

He interviewed cancer, addiction and PTSD.

Scanlon said: "I found that this did change their lives, which was a way to return them to them a sense of control and peace. It just grabbed me."

In novels and movies, there are certain myths around the romance of fly fishing.

Scanlon said: "Some people think it is mysterious and amazing, which seems a little bit a little bit a bit of me."

His own book questioned the therapeutic ability of fishing.Scholars and natural skepticists, he found something in the research process.

SCANLON said: "It turns out that it actually has some solid science." "I found that there are many things in common between these different programs, and these fishing and fishing have changed the life of the men and women."

SCANLON is called "flow": a kind of experience makes a person stronger, more confident and updated.

He said that fish do not always want what you want.

SCANLON said: "It is in such a place, especially in the flowing place, especially in the flowing water. I think these things together make them a very powerful treatment experience."

The Fly Fishing Covered Bridge Challenge


George Liset

    Without a day, I don’t grateful to live or die in New Hampshire.

 Whenever I hit the river, lake and ponds in the New Hampshire, I have a flying rod in my hand, and I will feel blessings.Due to the mid -term elections, the price of gas is high, but because of the mid -term elections, I have been at home, which almost means that in the state.

    My youngest daughter Bacall is my occasional fishing partner. He has begun to climb the 484,000 feet mountain in New Hampshire.Her first two and one -year -old daughter climbed to her back.I left a deep impression on this.I have always wanted to be Abbarachia, but when I finally had time to do it, my knee went south.I am very grateful to have enough life to come in and out of the river and streams.

    Then I recently encountered a book and I had to buy it.The photo of this book is very large.This means less reading words.Irene Dupont published the "Capital: Bridge covered by New Hampshire" in 1986.The covered bridge is the iconic of New England.There are sixty -covered bridges in New Hampshire.I found that there were more than a hundred bridges covered by Vermont and Massachusetts.There are only nine in Maine.At that time, I thought that Maine should have passed the plan, otherwise we will kick them out of New England.just joking.There are many reasons for visiting in Maine, one of which is Atlantic salmon.

     When I checked this book, I wrote down how many bridges I have visited.I was surprised by how many people, and some of me even fishing.I recently fished for the Kangwei Bridge and Jackson’s honeymoon bridge across the Sarko River, across the Elis River.Then my mind began to fall along the rabbit hole.If my outstanding daughter can climb up the 48 -foot 4,000 -foot mountain, why can’t I fish 60 over -covered bridges?

    Then I started to consider a bridge challenge.All bridges pass through some water.I realize that not everyone may have fish, and fishing conditions may be outdated.When I tried to catch the Lenghe Bridge in Landon, because of the arid conditions, there was only a trio stream in the river.Then, I think the challenge may be as difficult or easy as you want to do.

    The challenge may be as easy as finding a bridge, taking pictures and throwing a line.This may be as difficult as trying to fish in every case.This will be a good way to explore the large state of New Hampshire with a flies.Another idea is that fish and games are usually invent by bridge.Just say!

GDover’s Eorge Liset is an award -winning outdoor writer and fanather. He shared him on the water to explore the streams and rivers of the New Hampshire on the water and the river and New England.The insights of the river.George graduated from Weton College of Illinois and New Hampshire University. The column of New England News Association and New Hampshire News Association has been awarded.