So now we find ourselves at the point in which I talk about future goals I suppose. Where I want to see the company go, whether or not I’m going to get back into the online world. Or perhaps this is where I talk about the myriad of fisherman’s tales I’ve heard, about river monsters and how they came so close to catching the biggest fish you’ve ever seen. And while, some of those stories do come across my modest desk, the majority of my day is sitting around, talking about fishing, and selling a handful of tackle pieces at a time. I still get out onto the water and put my own product to the test, and I take the time to get around Alaska and remind myself of the beautiful area I live in, but otherwise, my days are pretty routine.
I suppose that’s why I decided to get into writing this whole blog, to more or less act as a journal of sorts. I took the time to bring my introduction, a bit of history as to why I am where I am in life, but there really is no other major secrets to who I am. No riveting page to turn to next, just a guy who loves fishing, and sells fishing products. Fortunately, I do have a bit of talent for writing, and I hope that I don’t bore you to tears with my choice of writing style, but I feel that perhaps if you’re still here and reading that you may actually be a little interested in what I have to say about where I am, what I do, and who I am.
So where do I go next with this piece? I’m not sure. I could talk about the history of our family here, or I could talk about the old man who comes in every day swearing up and down that he caught an orca once with a standard fishing rod. Whether or not I believe his story is irrelevant at this point, he has the story down to every last detail, and every enunciated point of his story is perfectly practiced. Who knows? It may have actually happened. If you tell a story enough to believe it yourself, does it really make it any less true? Probably, but that’s the case with almost all fishermen and women today as much as it was back then.
All I know is that I have a small part to play in almost every story that comes in. There are so many locals who use my product that I feel like my company has a small amount of credit due with every fish caught in my town. Though that may be reaching a little far, I do sell more than just my own bait and tackle, and there are those who still swear by using good old fashioned fishing worms, which I also cultivate in a mound behind the shop. No matter how it’s done though, I’m glad to play a small part.