Welcome to A Wandering Old Man
This is a sister site to The Old Man's Boats.
Monday, August 22, 2011
I’ve been a spinning reel guy all my life, or at least the last 50 or more years. Last bait casting reel I can remember using belonged to my dad. I recollect that the reel was kind of a red or maroon color, was mounted on a metal rod, and more or less, filled with black braided line. Can’t remember anybody ever catching any fish with it but I do remember we used it some. My dad and uncles would show us kids how to cast—and then how to untangle the backlash. That’s basically what we did...try to cast...and then untangle the backlash. I could have learned to hate that reel, but I didn’t. It was just part of the total experience of “fishing.” I don’t know where the rod and reel is now, probably went to backlash heaven. Last I remember of it is my dad yelling for us kids to get back as he flailed away with it at a snake in the water. Memories....
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ah well--rest, stretching, get ready for a CR100 training run next weekend--I hope.