August 13 2019 - 18:49

Photos by Pete Muller @pete_k_muller | As John and I traverse the river, I realize that our definitions of fly-fishing vary. John, like nearly all people who fish for sustenance rather than recreation, prefers to catch fish than spar with them, and so sometimes baits his line. His method is effective. But for my more meditative aims, I decide to pursue a slower, and far less fruitful, purist approach. John could teach me about the river, about its history and ecology, but the subtleties of technical fly-fishing would be my own to learn. Follow me @pete_k_muller for more stories and observations of our world. I’m sharing photos and excerpts of a written essay that appears in the current issue of @natgeo magazine. I travel a lot and people often ask about my favorite place. Without equivocation, it is the lush highlands of central Kenya. There is no place closer to my heart. #kenya #flyfishing #fishing #africa