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Sorry, I had written a blather of bad metaphors about bait and hooks and lines and peering beneath the surface and...well...it was just silly.

I'll just note that your mention of the Zebco reel brought back memories of my childhood. Smile.

Peter Stone


If your metaphors compared fishing and marketing, I agree with the inumerable similarities.

Remember the clunk of the spincast reel?



Ahhh...the clunk.

And the plunk as the sinker hit the water. The boredom watching the bobber. Distracting my self watching swallows dip and dive and skim the surface of the water. A shot of adrenalin as a blue gil or catfish hit the line and the bobber quivered at first, then dipped under the water and struggled back to the surface. And the whir as the line spun out of my little black Zebco reel.

Makes me want to go sink my toes in the mud a stream wandering through the farm land where I grew up.

(Of course I've forgotten being chased by bulls or farm dogs as I made my way to the stream - and that one encounter with the two skunks)

Peter Stone


Ha, ha, ha -- I'd forgotten all about the impression made on me by the black color of the reel.

Anyone else have a story of vivid memories?


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