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Notes from the North Woods

This dragonfly took the topic of flyfishing too seriously, when it attempted to capture an artificial fly on the water.

This dragonfly took the topic of flyfishing too seriously, when it attempted to capture an artificial fly on the water. Photo by Joe Hackett.

“However,” he continued, “After decades of turning down Grandpa’s annual invitations, I finally accepted when he offered me a canoe trip to the far north of Canada.”

“We paddled and portaged through a number of small lakes, and as we walked along a carry trail, a flock of Canada geese came winging our way, right down the path, just barely over our heads. We could have swatted them with a paddle.

But Gramps, never missed a beat. He looked up at the big birds, and with a wide grin, exclaimed, “Damn, I wish I’d had my rod handy. We laughed long and hard, and I never missed out on another opportunity to go fishing with him.”

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