For me, Steve and Kevin are spring. They represent cold water, cold air, and the appreciation for layers and lanterns in wooden boxes that save lives in the front of drift boats.
Tomorrow I go north once again, but this time the fast waters of the Pere Marquette will be replaced with the clear shallows of Lake Michigan, the snow with rain, thick jackets with light long-sleeves. And I am ready.
I am ready to embrace old friends and make new ones. I am ready for Kevin’s shit-talk, and Steve’s quiet disappointed head-shake. I am ready for laughs with a cold beer and good conversation and the frantic passion that accompanies the task of capturing photographically the essence of a place and its people.
I am ready for big fish.
I am ready for shouts of joy and anguish with high-fives like punctuation on the visual sentences of a shared experience.
Chief Brody said it’s only an island if you look at it from the water. I hope to get a very good look.
Kevin Morlock & Steve Martinez, – Indigo Guide Service
Austin Adduci – Grab Your Fly Charters
Cameron Mortenson – The Fiberglass Manifesto
Dan Frasier – CarpPro
John Arnold – Headhunters Fly Shop/Scumliner Media
Matt Smythe – Fishing Poet/Freelancer Writer
and me, because when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
-Alex who is bringing back the third-person signature.
Mike Sepelak says
Mike who is glad for the return of the signoff approves. Hopes Alex has fun.
Alex Landeen says
Glad for it, Mike.
Absolutely agree with Mike on the send off, have a great trip.