A Return to the River

In the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Andrew Malone returns to fishing a decade after losing his father, who taught him how to fly fish. On New Brunswick’s Miramichi River, he’s rewarded with his first salmon. “Boyd, whose back is jiggered from hauling wood during freezing six-month winters, had been watching from the bank. With line disappearing fast from the reel, my salmon cavorted and bucked through the water. To my surprise, I was calm. Boyd called out that I should keep the rod up, and then drop the tip when the fish erupted from the water, giving it slack so the line didn’t break.”

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