Recently, a friend of mine was fishing on the Yakima River, having a decent day, catching a few and enjoying life. He has a problem with his hands, arthritis has been taking its toll and he paid a heavy price. He was fishing and somehow he simply lost his rod & reel in the river, it just fell out of his hands.

Lately I have noticed that my hands have been getting weaker and are hurting because of arthritis and I am starting to wonder how much longer I will be able to fish without falling victim to a lost rod. Oh well, I will enjoy it as long as I can and maybe beef up the handle of my rod if it comes to that.

Larry ---sagefisher---