They said, "It's only trash."
They said, "You'll never catch anything in there."
They said, "It's not worth your time."

However, I saw things very differently from the moment I found my first ditch. I walked down a path behind the home where I was living at the time only to find a fork in a bayou and what I saw then changed me and started my journey into trashy waters. What I saw was a fish the length of my body. Not knowing what it was t the time, I started doing research on what fish that large could swim so far up into the middle of nowhere. I went back daily to watch him, observe him, even throw a fly at him, but never did catch him.

I was raised by traveling, classical musicians. My father has been a dedicated lifelong fly fisherman. He made all of our rods, tied all...

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