Fishing was a part of life growing up. My dad never had a little boy, so I filled in as his fishing buddy. I never remember a time of life when I wasn't bating my own hook or taking off the fish. That was one of dad's rules: If you want to fish with it or fish for it, you have to touch it.
My dad bought a little farm with a lake a few years ago, and it's been our fishing get-away since.
My friend, Justin, creates his own flies for fishing! Check it out in his new blog The Great Outdoors.