The Last Salsa Guide.

2 Oct

The following references are from:

by Ron Corbett ».

A biography about a fishing guide in Algonquin Park.

Fishing: Part II, Page 104:
“… “When did you fish this lake last?”
“Last week,” Frank said. “We were catching trout right off the shore. Cast out with a spinnin’ rod, let it sink and the fish would hit ’bout twenty feet down.”
“Did you use a weight?”
“No weight. You want it to sink slow. And flutter. That’s what’s natural.” …”

Fishing: Part II, Page 104

Sometimes you go fishing, and you don’t catch any fish. But if you don’t go fishing at all, you’re pretty much guaranteed not to catch any fish. So you go fishing. After a while though, you figure out that it’s not just about the catching. It’s in the very act of fishing, where you find what you’ve been looking for.

Fishing: Part II, Page 107:
“… “It’s all in the action.” Frank will repeat that phrase many times. According to Frank, that’s the most important element of fishing — not the bait, or the kind of lure, not even knowing the lake is as important as “action,” the movement you create deep below the surface of the water. It is the only thing totally dependent on the person who is fishing, not on what that person buys or brings to a lake.” …”

Fishing: Part II, Page 107

And so it is with salsera. What I want from a salsera is not what’s on the surface, it’s more what’s deep below the surface. It’s that internal willingness of being caught. That awakening deep inside her, her realizing that she might enjoy being caught, by me. Her realizing that a part of her is already caught, and that it’s up to me to release her, to swim free again. Catch-and-release.

A New Life, Pages 168-169:
“… Their presence was a sign that Algonquin park was changing again. From the American Sports, to the young families in the autocamps, the park had now evolved also into a popular destination for overseas travellers. People were arriving in the Algonquin Highlands from England, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Japan, all attracted by the park’s rugged beauty, and its aura of almost quintessential Canadiana. The new visitors wanted to hear wolves. Canoe down a fast-moving river. Some wanted to catch Canadian fish as well. …”

A New Life, Pages 168-169

So many beautiful salseras, all around the world.


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