Thursday, June 2, 2011
A River Runs Though It Fly Fishing Memory
We had about 5 snow storms here in South Carolina this year compared to our usual one or two. While walking up to a local restaurant in Spartanburg, SC to enjoy some Thai food at the Bangkok restaurant, I noticed a new fly fishing shop. I did a u-turn and walked into their new shop. The two owners greeted me with an enthusiasm for fly fishing.
Years ago, I saw the movie, 'A River Runs Through It' and like millions, I was enchanted by the scene where the father and his two sons went to to the river fly fishing for trout. I've got to tell you that I love to order trout when I go out to eat and that combined with the poetry of the fishing lines dancing in the sunlight in this movie clip, they had me at hello.
I bought wading pants and special boots with thick felt soles to walk on slippery rocks in the rivers of North Carolina. When Spring hit, I went back in the specialty fishing shoppe and ordered a fly fishing rod that can be broken down into four pieces for portability. I imagined taking my motorcycle up to an NC mountain stream or river and whipping out my new equiptment while giving my spirit a bit of beauty and peace and returning home with a fresh catch that I savor.
I salute all those that have a passion for fly fishing.
Fly fishing anyone?