ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY
Fishing with artificial flies is not time - and perhaps never has been - to meet basic needs of man such as obtaining food, therefore, it is generally considered by many among those activities for leisure and pure pleasure. Even those who, for generous emotional drive, recognizeto this discipline even a small sense of artistic, are unlikely to be willing to search in it something different than a pleasant pastime. Although it may seem strange, the Technique of Total launch (acronym TLT) sees instead the practice of this activity as a rite.
The Fly Fisherman, now separated from its primitive utility function, is a player that tries to identify himself on the game the more he risks to loose the control of the sense of the game itself. The obsessive search of the capture, great, increasingly larger, huge or reproduced endlessly inevitably finish to cancel the true source of pleasure that is the emotion. For the TLT, only the knowledge and respect of supplementary rules that lead to a conscious reading of the river allow to ennoble and make even more sporting a fishing technique that, otherwise, would be devalued its intrinsic essence.-
The TLT therefore introduces a new code of reading of the practice of fishing, which gives the right space to factors today often neglected, such as the beauty of the gesture, the pleasure of the excercise, the emotion of knowledge, Finally returning the right value "sacral"Capture. The intention is therefore to provide the angler with the artificial fly some technical precepts, ethical and philosophical which, enriching their own personal store of knowledge, induce a different and higher purpose to his time in the river. In TLT the care of the technical gesture is a ritual of a worship at the same time ruthlessly functional and aesthetic. The special attention given to the study of the dynamics of the cast is not aimed exclusively at achieving an excellent performance, but also and above all to the knowledge of those dynamics exclusively designed to the exercise of fishing. The TLT, then, escapes from all that is mere show of skills, considering this exterior aspect as a dangerous deviation on the way to perfection and inner awareness. Undeniable that such a path requires sacrifice and dedication, to aspire at the achievement of absolute mastery of gesture as a source of great excitement and fulfillment Exercise, repetition and repetition of the repetition are, in progress and growing for long stretches, initial characteristics of path to which TLT educates. The angler who intends to take such a choice will have to build first the Inner Temple (Balance and Harmony) to be able to live then the outer (Speed and Beauty).
In the beauty and harmony of the technical gesture there is a truth that does not need to be demonstrated. It is possible the finish line through many different moods: awareness, patience, concentration, inner balance, hard working. But there is something that transcends the technical skills: the ability to tune our spirit to the harmony of the nature of things that surround us. Becoming one with them is the key to excellence, the true leadership of our being. Only awareness can give value to the gesture. Only the beauty of assigning a value to the capture. Only the emotion attaches value to the time on the river.