The gift of opening day
My brother Ed has an old photo on his wall of fishing pal Mike Angstreich, then a strapping young fly fisher on the Connetquot River. Mike went on to do valuable work meeting the challenges of world hunger as program director for Care International. Mike never lost his zeal for flyfishing and got to fly fish in some far flung places including Africa, Northern Europe and Central America. In America, our greeting on the stream is often “G’ Luck!” or “Any Luck?” Mike tells me that in Norway, his adopted home, the greeting for luck is “Shitt Fiske!” And while it sounds pejorative, it is the local fishing jargon for “Good Luck.”
So that is my wish for all of you. Enjoy the wonderful gift that is the coming season. Don’t you just wonder when the season opens in Norway? Hint: it’s a considerable time off. Lucky us!
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