OK, so I flyfish.  Catch a few, now and then. 

I wish you could see how really big this rainbow is.

Mr. Rubberpants

A big brown, released shortly thereafter.

Another big boy, as long as my arm, taken in 6 inches of water with a size 16 fly.  Tried to tow my tube down to the Pacific Ocean.

The Best Fishing Buddy a Guy Could Have

I've been fishing with my buddy Tom for--gee, it seems like my whole life.  We fished a lot of streams in the High Sierra, backpacked miles and miles, and had some incredible days on the stream.  Tom and I get along, and he's got good fish-sense.  Smells a little like one, too.
Here's to ya, Tom.

Testament of  a Fisherman

I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties, and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don't want to waste the trip; because mercifully there are no telephones on trout waters; because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness; because bourbon out of an old tin cup always tastes better out there; because maybe one day I will catch a mermaid; and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant--and not nearly so much fun.

Robert Traver
Anatomy of a Fisherman, 1964

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