Pat Hemingway: Pretty Girls and Fishing Guides

April 3, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘Sound travels,’ said Hemingway, whose dark eyes glitter merrily despite his 76 years. ‘And especially when there’s a pretty girl to impress in the boat, how often have I heard a guide say, “Oh, this isn’t really me, I’m just doing this for now.” My God, can’t these guys even stand up for their profession?'” (Well, just try standing up for your profession on those once-in-a-blue-moon moments when a pretty girl actually does step into your boat.) Pete Bodo writes about the life and philosophies of Pat Hemingway in The New York Times.