August 2008


My desire to become a good fisherman hasn’t changed since I was a child. But my definition of a good fisherman sure has. It’s no longer about quantity or quality or even consistency. It’s not about catching fish when others aren’t or catching more when they are getting a few. It’s about respecting and appreciating fish, the environment, and the rights of other anglers while enjoying every aspect of every moment on the water… Fishing is my chosen umbilical cord, one that reconnects me with nature.

Frank P. Baron, What Fish Don’t Want You to Know: An Insider’s Guide to Freshwater Fishing, p148, 150

The perfect freedom is reserved for the person who lives by their own work and in that work does what they want to do

R. G. Collingwood, British philosopher and historian (1889-1943)