i don't know how you guys can sit there and wait all that time
Well, for real fishing, as in any real thing, the point is not necessarily what you appear to be doing, its the more the excuse to get away from all the stuff you should be doing long enough for the cobwebs to set in, take root and bear fruit. Sort of calms the mind. I used to go fishing with a guy that didn't have any hooks in his box, just a couple of small glass bowls. a good cutter, a nice gas lighter, some very fine ceegars and quite a bit of excellent brandy. He'd go through the motions and all, put out a line, but he never landed any fish, at least not in this dimension. I never enjoyed fishing so much as with him. We wouldn't say a word for hours. Maybe only a couple of words all day.
Then again, I've been fly fishing with my dad and that was more beautiful to watch than any ballet. Wish I had a high res video of that line and how it arced. He did catch fish and we did eat them, best trout I ever had.
I haven't done much of that since I moved to Hawaii, and my dad passed on. myrkat, I'll get a hold of my ex brother in law, just saw him at my daughter's wedding a month ago, he might know how to get in to that lodge or of something equivilent.