snapped my fishing rod

Toronto, 2017.05.13

While enjoying a relaxing fishing jaunt, I stupidly broke my fishing rod, for the first time in my life. It was my fault; I responded incorrectly to a snagged line. This past winter, I switched to braided line from mono/fluorocarbon, and when dealing with the snag I forgot to take into account a couple of key things: braided line is nowhere near as stretchy as the plastic lines; and it's very, very strong. And so as I was in fact making progress getting the line out of a bush* by jerking the rod around, doing so with that unforgiving braided line was transferring all of the impact to the tip of the rod. Snap!

Three reasons to be thankful:

  1. Excellent fishing weather, I have to say; cool and calm.
  2. I've been invited to join an analysis of a business that could lead to my participating in a new venture.
  3. I managed to fix a couple of things that'd gone wrong with my aquarium filters. A snail had crawled inside the outlet of an airline (again! it's the only time I find snails in that aquarium!); and I discovered that the intake of one of the outside filters was packed with debris.

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Do not be a loyer daddy daddy.

Ken
2017.05.24

Again with the loyer.... I'm going to have to put some kind of kiddie firewall on the apartment LAN, I suspect.

-Michael

Do not be a loyer daddy daddy.

Ken
2017.05.24

Heaven forfend. It's spelled "lawyer", though.

-Michael

Mistakes from Ken . . Also you should have thought for a moment.~? . . FROM YOUR SON.~? / } / { ____

Ken
2017.05.24

Yes, my boy, mistakes are contagious!

-Michael

That was not good daddy. Also you should of thought for a moment. FROM YOUR SUN KEN

Ken
2017.05.24

Yes, my boy, I should indeed. How wonderful that my nine year old "SUN" has discovered a) my website and b) the comment feature.

-Michael

rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that shit.

--George Carlin