07-24-2013, 09:04 AM
Re: How important is looking the part?
That sounds familiar.
I like to cast standing up in my canoe and that's what I was doing one day when some hikers stopped to watch. Probably waiting for the inevitable.
I was concentrating on my cast, trying not to look foolish when I hooked into a nice smallmouth.,
I was so surprised that I fell right over backwards. Not into the water fortunately, but down into the canoe, breaking the seat.
When I got my act together, my audience was gone, but I still had the fish.
From only last month, this picture has a similar story .
I had just done a header into the river and after recovering what was left of my dignity, this little land locked salmon was on my line
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart