WHY I FISH
BY JIMMY D. MOORE
I fish for the fun of it and the smells of it.
Sometimes I fish just for the plain hell of it.
I fish to enjoy the great outdoors. I fish
to get away from my household chores.
I fish to pit my wits against the wily trout.
How he beats me with his pea sized
brain is hard to figure out.
I fish because it expands my mind. I also
Fish because I have the time.
I used to fish to get away from my job.
Now I fish to avoid the "mobs"
Sometimes I fish to get away from my wife,
and more than once this has saved my life.
I've fished with all kinds of "pretty little flies"
And I plan to do so till the day I die.
If as they say, trout fishing is "good for the soul,"
Surely Heaven's streams will always run cold.
Bury me with my fly rod and my streamside
kit so I can fish as I go down the River Styx.
If the Styx is cold, there'll be trout. If it's hot,
Well, you figure it out.
You say I fish because of lust. Not so my
Friend, I fish because I must!
Jimmy D. Moore
January 25, 2001