Monthly Archives: July 2012

Zen, And The Art Of Kid Maintenance (A Dad’s Travail)

My Dear Lucy, I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it … Continue reading

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The McCloud River, Procedural Impatience, And My Resultant Angst

Let me just go ahead and get this out of the way: I ripped the Lilian out of my Tenkara rod. I did it because my assumptive conclusions about physics were correct. My conclusions about point-of-contact were not. I’ll get … Continue reading

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When Eleven-Year-Old Girls Tie Flies

They also tend to have more stylish kits than their dads’.

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Fishing The McCloud River

I’ve been hacking out a legacy on the McCloud River this week. Will report on everything INCLUDING the fleeting moment of logistical idiocy that cost me the Lilian–and thus the tip–of my Yamame rod. –cheers, Ron

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I know I made it sound like my Hawaiian exploits would come off as some remote, knife-between-my-teeth venture into Tenkara, dehydration, and perhaps some unhealthy conviviality with a  volleyball named Wilson.  Or maybe I didn’t really actually imply any of … Continue reading

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Yeah, About Kauai

I’m still lounging about in the Sandwich Islands. I discovered that there is a reason trout fishing isn’t promoted: because there is little to speak of. I’ll go into it more when my feet hit the Mainland. My fishing experience … Continue reading

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