Sunday, January 31, 2016

good day, good encounters

I visited my friend's fishing tackle shop today, and spent hours there. What I got are a used canoe paddle, CCBO Wigglefish (reproduction model), NIP Johnson's Silver Minnow Weedless, a new floating tube, and so on. I have several Wigglefish lures in the same color, but I wanted to have one for fishing. I met many people and had a good time there.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Large Mouse

I seldom cast Japanese lures while I bass fish, but have been looking for some (not so many) for my collection. One is an Alpha and Craft Large Mouse in original size in gray mouse color. I once had one in the early 1990s, but I've lost it. 

In the end of 2015, I happened to bought a used one from a seller, and have been looking forward to it. I received it last week, and when I opened the package, I got disappointed. I found it a Large Mouse Big, not one in the original size that I wanted.  

This bait, however, is a battle-scarred veteran and I like the teeth marks very much. I decided to keep it in my collection. My collection journey will last.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy new year

During the holidays, we visited our parents' houses and stayed there some days. We also visited a nearby shrine at the beginning of the new year.

On 2 Jan, I attended a big alumni association party with my high school classmates. We (about 400 students) graduated the school 30 years ago, and more than 200 of the same grade took part in this time. The party was convivial, and it was a lot of fun to see old good friends and laugh aloud together.

One of them recalled a story of me, which I didn't remember at all. I belonged to the school's basketball club, and we worked out almost everyday including Saturday and Sunday. At the end of the first year, I decided to withdraw from it with 4-5 members. Our demanding coach inquired the reason of our withdrawal from each of us. A member replied that he wanted to find more time to study. Another said he could not endure the hard training any more. And so on, and so on. Then, according to my friend, my excuse was that I wanted to go FISHING much more times. The coach got a little mad and said to me, "Fishing?? Fish will be there anytime!" Now, my friends know what kind of job I'm doing, and I believe my choice was not so bad. I guess the coach had never enjoyed fishing by himself.