The days before braided fishing line and Gulp! were filled with the innocence of youth. Here's a look back at fishing as it used to be.
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I remember a former Outdoor Life editor telling me one day: “Son, you’re 25 years old and that’s way too young to reminisce.”
He was right then, but that was more years ago than I’d like to remember. While fishing one of my favorite ponds the other day, I got to thinking about how I fished this exact place when I was a kid—and the things I miss about those days.
What’s baseball got to do with fishing? Everything. Way back when, finding a ballgame to listen to on the transistor radio—even in the afternoon—was easy. That’s when the All-Star game actually began around 6 in the evening and kids could listen or watch the entire mid-summer classic. I still hate Pete Rose for ruining a great day of bass fishing when he ruined Ray Fosse’s career back in 1970 with this play at the plate.