Fly Rod Maker, Tom Morgan, Heads for the Stars
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2890) one year ago
It was reported that shortly before he died, Tom Morgan, said, "I'm ready to climb to the stars." There are quite a few rainbow trout who are happy that world famous fly rod maker, Tom Morgan, has left the planet. However, many of us who like to fish, are sad that he won't be around to make more of his world class fishing rods. Life is indeed too short!

This article about Tom Morgan is a few years old but still good.

And here's a reminder about why we love to go fishing!

Testament of a Fisherman
"I fish because I love to; because I love the environs that trout are found, which are invariably beautiful, and hate the environs where crowds of people are found, which are invariably ugly; because of all the television commercials, cocktail parties and assorted social posturing I thus escape; because, in a world where most men spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience; because I suspect that men are going along this way for the last time, and I for one don’t want to waste the trip; because mercifully there are no telephones on fishing waters; because only in the woods can I find solitude without loneliness; because bourbon out of an old tin cup tastes better out there; because maybe someday I will catch a mermaid; and, finally, not because I regard fishing as being so terribly important but because I suspect that so many other concerns of men are equally unimportant -- and not nearly so much fun"
~Robert Traver. 1964

"Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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