Slim Randles' Home Country
… they’ve GOT to be cheating
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[May 16, 2016]
was down at The Lunker Hole on Lewis Creek before it even turned
yellow in the east. He had some thinking to do, and, as everyone
knows, there’s no better way to think than fly fishing.
And The Lunker (and it’s capitalized on purpose) is a good trout
to think by. Why? Because everyone also knows you’re not going to
catch him, so it gives you thinking time.
Just about the time Dud could make out The Lunker’s rock at the head
of the hole, he had gotten a tiny midge tied on some leader and sent
it on its way to the general vicinity of the rock.
It floated slowly downstream without being bothered by piscatorial
pirates, and when the line told him he’d reached as far downstream
as he could on this cast, he picked it up, waved it dry and cast
back up at the rock.
Okay, that was a decent thinking time, so it was well to get
It’s the book, of course. Dud’s worked on it for years now.
Why do I do it? It doesn’t make any
sense. If I spent that time washing dishes down at the Mule Barn
truck stop, I’d make more money. And the title? I like Murder in the
Soggy Bottoms, but my friends keep calling it The Duchess and the
Truck Driver. Maybe I should change it?
Okay, pick up the fly and send it back up to that rock again.
And the love stuff … the truck driver
and the duchess are nuts about each other and have a kid in common
from when he was in Europe on special assignment the last time. And
the language problem. The duchess speaks a couple of European
languages and the truck driver is from the South and likes to use
air brakes as he comes down the hill past her castle. But if they
are so different, how did they have a kid together?
[to top of second
Cast upstream again. Wait. False cast until the fly is dry then …
yeah, like that.
You know, it doesn’t make any sense, but
some people actually write more than one book!
They have to be cheating somehow… they’ve GOT to be cheating…
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