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An Upstream Journey: Dispatch #1, from the Florida Keys

Posted on March 11 2013

Gordy Hill Cast

Legendary angler Gordy Hill casts off the Florida Keys, in waters that he believes have been
damaged by man's indiscriminate spraying of chemicals to control mosquitoes.

photo by Paul Moinester

[Editor's Note: Paul Moinester has embarked on a six-month, 20,000-mile adventure to exploring the upstream battle to protect wild fish and their habitat. (Check out his introductory post here.) He will be posting dispatches on the Fly Fishing blog throughout his journey.]

As a relatively novice fly fisherman, I often get anxious when I fish with a guide. Always wanting to be the consummate student, I become consumed by the need to perform well and impress my guide. So you can imagine the butterflies bouncing around my gut as I sped off in a flats boat for a day of tarpon fishing with Gordy Hill, the spry octogenarian and legendary. . .

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