The flooding along the Mississippi River, as devastating as it is,
brings back memories of conversations while fishing with my father
when I was a young boy.
My dad grew up along the Ohio river in southern Indiana during the
first quarter of the 20th century.
This was during the period when many of the levees had not yet been
built and yearly flooding was to be expected.
Dad had some interesting stories to tell about the big floods of 1927
During WWII, there was some rather extensive flooding in NE Ohio which
provided some unique fishing opportunities.
One of the many fishing tricks I learned during this period from my
dad was how to "gig" frogs using just a fly rod and a fly.
No muss, no fuss, no gigs, just lots of frogs.
Strange the things you remember from your youth.