Say the word, Tim, and I'll do my best to be there.

For his birthday present last year I bought my son, Eric, a 5-wt. 9-ft. fly rod. I told him just last week that I would like to mooch that rod from him if you and I happen to go out after whites or wipers again this fall. (His bit stiffer rod will help me cast into the wind.) He's OK with me borrowing his rig.

So I'll be better equipped next time we go.

"Better small than not at all."