21 MAY3944Stalking the wily Andes trout |I lived in San Francisco in my early 20s. That´s when a friend named John taught me how to fish for trout in California´s Sierra foothills. Of Italian extraction, John shared fishing tips freely, energetically and often. That´s how I got hooked.
The fundamentalsStalking the wily Andes trout | fishing, fundamentals, trout, Jesus, disciplesMy earliest recollection of fishing is on a sunny June day in Indiana at the age of four. I am standing knee-deep in the lake at Grandpa’s farm. Suddenly, I see a swarm of water snakes coming at me, fast.
No jokeJokes are essential gear for fishing. They counter boredom when the fish are not biting and lift spirits on the way home after getting skunked. For instance, did you hear the one about the three guys from Florida, Arkansas and Texas?
Bentley afternoonsFew experiences gives one as much satisfaction as casting into a calm lake or gurgling stream in the hush of a sunny morning. It’s mornings like this that surely inspired the adage, “My worst day fishing is better than my best day at work.