Stephen Kyle lives in Sonoma Valley, California. Retired for 25 years, he devotes a lot of his time spending his five granddaughter’s inheritance chasing anadromous fish where he can find them.
When I was about seven years old, my father surprised me with my first fishing rod, a stout little piece of dark amber-colored fiberglass with a shiny reel attached. After showing me how it worked and letting me practice casting a bit in the front yard, he handed me a can of worms and said, "Let's go fishing." And off we went, trekking down what was little...