“Sharing the fun of fishing turns strangers into friends in a few hours.” – Eugenie Clark
When most people think about October, they think about the leaves changing color and cooler temperatures. But did you know that October is National Seafood Month? For anyone who enjoys seafood, it’s fishermen’s hard work and diligence that makes it possible. Because of the ever-changing weather out at sea, they have an occupation that is difficult and dangerous.
I didn’t always know what was involved in the task of bringing seafood to our table. Living in a working waterfront community, I have come to understand and respect the arduous labor that goes into being a successful fisherman.
I had lived here for about three weeks when my friend Andy came to visit from New Jersey. Andy was an older gentleman with an abundance of know-how, and one of the kindest people I have ever met. When he retired, he learned to fish and tie his own flies. To this day, I have never known anyone to tie a fly as well as he did — a true work of art.