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Tales from the Tirol – Part 2 of 6

September 12, 2020

Part Two.


This is the second installment of Tales from the Tirol.

So what do the Tirol and fly fishing have to do with one another? Nothing, as I painfully learned. I am a fly fisherman by birthright and 60 years of uninterrupted practice. It is a practice that has not made me perfect by a long shot but one that has nonetheless provided my soul with needed restoration throughout my life.

When we arrived in our new home in the South Tirol twelve years ago, I brought a complete complement of 16 fly rods and at least a half dozen of every fly pattern known to man. I figure that at least 15 percent of our entire shipping weight was comprised of fishing stuff. And now, it has all been re-shipped back to the United States. What happened in between? The answer in short is that I learned three…

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  1. I’m sure you’re much better at seeing the bigger picture – the meanings behind the obvious – than I’ll ever be. That’s a ridiculous amount to pay to fish!

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