Posts in 2016

You’re sitting under a big pine tree, using it as an umbrella as the rain begins to pick up. You had expected some rain today, but not this soon. Luckily, on your walk to The Bend you noticed the open space under the low hanging branches, and how all the stacking layers of pine needles would act like shingles against hard rain. You were right, and looking behind the tree you see a perfect sitting log. Someone else had the same idea. 

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“Out here they hit hard!”

 Was that a fish or a semi doing 80? Line burned my fingers as it shot back to the reel, and the coil at my side disappeared in a split second. Fish on. But KP said this in a way that made it seem funny, and laughed at how unprepared for that take I was. This was the first permit I hooked into off Turneffe Atoll, Belize.

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Do you love what you do, because it’s what you do? Or do you do what you do because it’s what you love? As a PigFarmer, I am a firm believer in the philosophy of finding, and pursuing passion. We know that the world would be a better place if everyone desperately chased their dreams, something that we are only told as kids growing up. I challenge you to continue to do so until it has become a reality, no matter how old. Somewhere along the path of scholarly education we are conditioned to accept reality. As if anybody knows what reality truly is… 

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2016James Mugele

Anglers depend on Mother Nature. We bow in her presence when rewarded with fish, and we pray she is easy on us. She controls water conditions, fish behavior, and weather. Sometimes we try and outsmart her, thinking the water won’t be too high or too muddy after a week of hard rain. We tell ourselves the fish are still hungry.  A couple days ago a few of us departed on such a mission. Mother Nature won… No, actually, she kicked our asses.

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