A fish is just a fish, until someone takes the time to teach you otherwise.
Consider yourself blessed if there has been such an instructor in your life, someone to provide guidance and let every moment in the outdoors carry the potential to deliver a worthwhile lesson.
My father was that person for me.
Every evening spent wading in a trout stream, every morning walking through the woods, and every afternoon driving around the countryside with him at the wheel was an education...
Taking over for Steve Pollick, read more of Matt Markey's first column as the Blade's new Outdoors Editor here.