Wednesday 20th August, 2008
From Ray Bradbury’s short story “The F. Scott/Tolstoy/Ahab Accumulator”…
“All writers are lost, “ said Billy. “And miserable.”
I was reading this on the bus today, and got to thinking about what I’d do with a time machine. What authors I might go visit and when/where I might fish. Then I got the idea of combining this author visiting with the fishing and it all opened up.
One might combine a trip to see Hemingway with a few days on Silver Creek, ID or on the flats or bluewater off of Key West. One could drown a worm or dap a fly while visiting with Walton and Cotton. How about a few days on the Blackfoot with Norman Maclean?
I think I might visit the great Roderick Haig-Brown and fish for steelhead with a dry fly on Vancouver Island back a few decades ago. Or maybe take a float plane ride with Lee Wulff, a fine author in his own right, out into the wilds of Labrador in search of untouched salmon rivers and giant brook trout. Pristine rivers, anadromous fish, and brilliant characters.
Where/when/who would you visit if you had a time machine?
Link to board here. Someone start a time machine thread please.
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