John Merwin on Father’s Day

June 19, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“USED TO BE I sometimes carried my infant son in a backpack when I went flyfishing. The photo shows one such instance back in 1979. Now 32 years later, he is bigger, stronger, and sometimes even smarter than I am.”  John Merwin offers thoughts on fathers, sons, and fishing for MidCurrent—illustrated by one of the finest photographs of father-son angling we’ve ever seen.