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Happy Thanksgiving to you guys (and ladies).

Sage ManSage Man Posts: 195 Officer
I've gotten a lot of great information and just wanted to say thanks.

I thought I'd pass this along. It's from a guy named Robert Traver (his real name is John D Voecker) who was an attorney, judge and trout fisherman up in Michigan. Even though the species is different, I guess many of his sentiments are easy to relate to for anybody who loves flyfishing. He wrote:

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 what 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 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 in the woods I can find solitude without loneliness. ... 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.”

I guess that pretty much says it all. Thanks again to ya'll.


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