You can stick your ‘bonding’ where the sun don’t shine…

It’s a hard business, this writing lark – 1,250 words to build a mood in this background piece on Lou Ureneck and his father-and-son book Backcast and just 42 words to demolish it, thanks to one unimpressed reader’s comment.

As chance would have it, I read the opening chapter of Backcast via the fabulous Google Books last night and it shows promise. Not that I envisage Barbara Moss beating a track to her local bookstore…

“I guess no one read this lame story. I didn’t either. I just read the photo caption and could tell it was fodder. Like anyone cares about these two dweebs and their “rift”. They look like a couple of goons. WHO cares?”

I’m thinking Barbara has no kids of her own. Or she just caught them stealing from her purse…


This may be getting a little too esoteric where fishing retrospectives are concerned but I was rather interested in reading how the transportation of stocked fish has improved over the years:

“The 1970s-vintage trucks Foulk first used to haul fish were ‘awful,’ he said. All came with a standard — up to 13 speeds — manual transmission. The tanks leaked. There was no air conditioning, not even a radio — considered a distraction. And every hour, liberators were required to stop, crawl up on the tank and check to see if the fish were still swimming.”


Pic of the Day – just that brief, tantalising glimpse of water is all it takes…


3 responses to this post.

  1. Hi!
    Just found my photo was the pic of the day :))) I invite you to stop by, i’m mad about fishing and well….live in a fisherman town 🙂


  2. Posted by False Caster on November 13, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Just been back to your site. Those are some beautiful pictures you have there. Visiting Argentina is one of my long-term ambitions: a week’s fishing, finished off by tickets for Boca v River Plate (for any American non-soccer types reading this – think Red Sox/Yankees without the compassion).

    Thanks for reminding me about my Pic of the Day feature I used to run. I’d forgotten all about it but you’ve persuaded me to bring it back.

    Best wishes,



  3. Posted by Nicolas on November 13, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks a lot for your kind words.


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