Tell me a story, Uncle Tosh

Tosh Brown has been telling me stories.

I flip through chapters like episodes of a television show — The Spanish Fly meets It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Frog legs and “hea-shuns” and Bob from Boston.
Flip.
Winds and tides and pirana fillets and the robust inuit lady-shoppers of Eek.
Flip.
Fat nurses and musky fluffers and the assholishness of snook.
Flip.
Flip.
Flip.

I am greedy. I am tired. I am jealous. I am excited and laugh, hopeful. I feel the sun burning my nose and the stinging of line burns on my tired fingers as I read on — watching the clouds build, hearing the swirling figure-eights, waiting for the flood tide, feeling conspicuously shy of experience. If this is halfway through a fly fishing life, I better get busy.

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Camp casual with Top of the Flood.

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Thank you, Tosh. And thanks for sharing.

I bought this book. You should, too.
Have Tosh tell you stories.