Sunday, June 17, 2012


(Last week I received an unexpected email from Mark Greer who sent a short note asking if I would post a short essay that he had found in one of his son's angling journals after his unexpected passing last year.  Anthony Greer was a guide on the Green River at the time of his untimely passing.) 

Where does one venture when the responsibilities of life weigh heavy upon the mind?  The answer, of course, is very simple.  We go to where no others bother to look.  The places we visit, time after time after time.  The River.

She’s always there.  Always willing to share her bounty to the dedicated.  The few.  The ones who got the ‘bug’ early, and have never ceased to stop the quest for knowledge.  The River, although a temptress at times, never ceases to amaze, and even if she takes your breath away...we always find ourselves coming back for more.

This, my friends, is not passion, hobby or sport.  It cannot as easily be summed in those words.  In a few enlightened anglers’ minds lies an addiction so deep, I dare say, that even after a lifetime of angling they would begin to feel "satisfied".

Or maybe these are just the rants of one lone fish bum?

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