10/11/12 - 5:46pm
There are many things about fishing that are important, but having expensive, high-end gear isn’t one of them.
I was reminded of this Sunday while silver fishing at Deception Pass in Puget Sound. At one point in the proceedings, I found myself needling my son about his spinning outfit. He had bought the whole she-bang, rod, reel and line, for 17 bucks. I told him that if he was going to be serious about fishing, he ought to get a good bait-casting outfit, like the one I was using.
“When we went fishing last week, who caught the only fish, Dad?” he asked.