I truly empathize with Dea Gayther & Sir Paul, but remain ambivalent about angling. As Prosek and many other painters know, both fishing and painting have several things in common, including the desire for spiritual integration with nature. Trout are predators, and, given the opportunity, will devour their own kind's eggs and young. And yet, I recently caught a cutthroat trout so transcendently beautiful that, despite planning to have fresh fish for dinner, I simply could not kill it.
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