Now, at my age in the forest and on the river, I am no longer living the dream, but rather dreaming the dream. Everything just get a little hard year after year.
Fly fish guiding has been my joy for years and I get asked a lot of questions from Clients. Some so memorable I would like to share a few with you. And yes these are real questions I have gotten. The answers may be more of what I would have like to said.
Question : What kinda place is this, there's no cell phone service?
Answer: A nice place!
Question : I never new trees grew so close together!
Answer : We call it a forest.
Question : Are we in the Upper Peninsula?
Answer : No, you have to cross one of the worlds largest bridges to get there?
Question : Is that a perch.
Answer : No it's a Brook Trout.
Question : Gee I have never been on a dirt road before.
Answer : Most of my favorite memories happened on dirt roads, that includes my Prom night.
Question : Where's the bathroom?
Answer : Your standing in it.
Question : Which way is down stream?
Answer : That's we're you go when you fall in.
Question : What am I doing wrong?
Answer : Fly fishing!
Question : I brought my own rod & reel, were do I start with it?
Answer : First you fill out the warranty card.
Question : What was that?
Answer : A trout hitting your fly.
Question : Do we keep the trout.
Answer : Only if you're starving?
Question : Will we be home by cocktail hour?
Answer : That's usually when the fish start biting, so pack a thermos of Martinis.
Question : Where are we?
Answer : That's a good question?
Question : It's...it's getting dark!
Answer : Always does this time of day.
Question : What if it rains?
Answer : It never rains under water.
Question : Are the bears dangerous?
Answer : Only the Black ones .
Just so you know, when I'm out of my element, like going to a large gathering of people at a Detroit Tiger baseball game, I can't find my way back to my seat from the hot dog stand. Everything is relative.