Fishing on the
remember it well, its early and Iím thinking "No, I donít want to go to
school!" But then it hits me, its Saturday and if I hurry I can make
it down to the river before the sun rises. So off I go with a rod
and tackle box in one hand and a paddle in the other. I stumble down
the steep embankment tripping over cypress knees as I go but finally I
make it to the leaky Jon boat pulled up on the riverbank. Iím just
in time as the sun is just starting to highlight the rising mist over the
dark tannin stained waters.
I shove off and hurriedly cast a rubber worm against a willow tree where
it is quickly engulfed by a largemouth bigger than
I knew what to do with on my trusty Zebco 404. The bass
toys around with Me for a while but soon tires of the game and puts and
end to it with a powerful line snapping run. Dejected, I dream of
what it would be like to have one of those Garcia 5000ís the bass pros
use with about twenty lb. test to go with it.
From then on till high school
age, I acquired the heavier tackle I dreamed of and began to tackle bigger
and bigger bass. By the time I was 20, I
began to tire of dragging fish in on over sized
tackle and the trend began toward lighter tackle and the pursuit of bass
on the flyrod.
This opened a whole new world for Me as I began to feel the spirit of game
fish on lighter tackle.
the same time I began to learn the subtle pleasures of a fishing trip that
didnít show up in the fish count. I started noticing chickadees,
finches, woodpeckers, wood ducks various hawks and birds of prey, and with
a quieter approach started have encounters with deer, turkeys, and the more and
more abundant bald eagles Ė this interest, if I might add, caused me to
dive into wildlife art and become a world class sculptor of birds of prey.
that I have reached the age of 37, I find that you donít have to catch
a lot of fish to have a memorable day on the water.
Donít get me wrong, with every new year Iíve gotten better at catching
fish. Its just that My priorities have changed.
I know that I am not alone in this way, because I have more and more clients
tell me the same sort of things.
what is the point of all of this jabber? Well I have a feeling there are
a lot of people out there who are interested in a guide who is able to
put them on fish all right, but is also interested
in the finer points of the outdoor experience. So if fishing on the light
side appeals to you then give me a call and lets start planning a trip
you are sure to enjoy.
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