Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reel Big

Uncle Al arrived yesterday to visit for the week and he arrived bearing gifts.  Not only did he bring us a bunch of great wine and food prepared by Aunt Willa to enjoy for Thanksgiving, but he gifted us two beautiful fishing rods.  His very generous son, Brandon, used to operate a charter fishing boat in Hilton Head and has since moved on to a new business endeavor   As such, he has some incredible fishing rods that are not being used at the moment and he thought they'd get more use by us.  For those of you who know fishing rods and reels, you know that this particular one is an incredibly generous gift.  Apparently, we can reel in a 500 lb marlin with this setup.  What we would do with a 500 lb marlin, I have no clue, but the possibility of actually catching one exists which kind of scares the hell out of me.  I'm not too worried about that however because our fishing history is not so great.   We'd be perfectly happy bringing in a mahi mahi now and then or a little tuna here and there.  Maybe just maybe this monster rod will be the harbinger of change for us and bring us better luck. Here's hoping!  We are so grateful for their generosity, Scott was like a kid in a candy store this morning imagining reeling in fish and eating fresh sushi.
Today isn't only about big reels, but big change as well! We're moving onto the boat!  As comfortable as I have gotten in our little one bedroom apartment, it's time to move on.  We are so excited to move into our new home and get settled!


Jay and Nicole said...

High speed Shimano Tiagras!!! Now I really want to come down and catch some monsters. They're pretty sick. While the Penn Internationals can be said to be the old salt of reels, the Shimanos are like that young little hot shot that's catching 'em up better than just fine. You guys are freaking set for life. Just remember to rinse them with fresh water frequently. They're low maintenance, but expensive to repair if you don't keep up on it.

Unknown said...

I know I'm being selfish and unreasonable but I didn't get a blog entry from you guys today and i miss it. You three are one of my daily joys till we can get out there and i need my daily fix.. You must be moving onto your new home, but us land locked folks need you.. . lol
Happy thanksgiving.. .

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