greetings, just a friendly reminder. if you have ever thought or considered to share the gift of fishing with someone don't. just do it!!. attached is a copy of an e-mail to a dear friend... regards, m.a.d. what up mateee ? (in my best pirate voice) hopefully everything is going well. i just came home from a visitation or what you call paying respect and everything that goes with when someone gets called up by Jesus to come up if you know what i mean. it was so refreshingly cool. he was the front neighbor, the one that bought my blown up race car. he has 4 or 5 living kids and like 12 grandkids but the reason i am writing is cause it was a refreshingly happy (as much as it can be) occasion. they had a big ass lcd flat monitor depicting the cats life. korean veteran and what not but every 3 frames there were fish in it !!!!! tons of fish. that man was a super fisherman! there was one picture of a stringer of pan fish so unreal !! a half city block !! ok maybe not that long but for sure like 12 feet. prolly like 120 panfish. the second to last frame was my buddy with the most incredibly biggest pike i have seen in a while. sweet mother of pearl all this time he really was telling the truth !!!!! the very last pic in the slide show was epic. my man and a ginourmous monster smallie! the whole thing was so surreal. i saw him that night getting the mail. in the morning his wife found him chilling sitting down in his favorite chair. i met some of his kids. almost my own parents age and apparently he had talked about me a bit. alot of them asked about my boat.. almost in tears i told his eldest son i regretted not going out with the old man at the end i told my buddies widow i had a confession to make. i told her how much i regretted not going out to fish with the old man. for sure trully i regret not taking him out so i asked if i could place my lucky lure with him or if it was improper if i could give it to her. she smiled, her eyes welled up a bit and she took my hand and we went to him and i took out a rapala dt6 bleeding heart olive, minus the hooks and placed it upon his arm. that guy rocked.