By Stan Fagerstrom
Product Review Editor
October 1, 2012
I expect I’m one of the luckiest guys to have ever had the good fortune to get his hands on a fishing rod.
One of the reasons I say that is because I’ve had the opportunity over many, many years of earning a living doing something I love---fishing and writing about it.
I wrote my first fishing columns for a daily newspaper in 1946. It happened right after I’d returned from serving almost two years in an infantry rifle company in the jungles of the South Pacific during World War 11. I’ve been at it to one degree or another ever since.
Between that time and now I’ve made countless fishing trips all over the United States and on numerous occasions to the distant waters of foreign countries. Most of those trips have been by air.