No Trolling Allowed

July 18, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Writing in The New York Times, Stephen C. Sautner describes his effort to turn a Bermuda cruise ship holiday into a fly fishing sojourn, complete with casts from the ninth-floor balcony and an encounter with Bermuda’s sophisticated bonefish. “All of this leaves the do-it-yourself fisherman — the guy who happens to slip a rod tube and a box of lures or flies into his suitcase– feeling a little desperate. Which is why I found myself casting, yet not fully thinking through what might happen if I actually hooked something. Would a thrashing jack need to be hauled in hand over hand, past the disco on Deck 7 and the honeymooning couple on Deck 8?”