And so it began. This outing, or a similar one around the same time, marked my first conscious and deliberate steps down the road to revolution. In the fall of 2000 I finally abandoned the idea that Trout (or even Salmon and Steelhead) are anything more than just another option on the fly rod.
I found the idea that I could set out to intentionally target and catch so many species of fish intoxicating. I will probably never fish that often or that hard again.