– Five thousand characters? About trout? How’s that going to work?
– Ok… I thought that someone with nothing but fly fishing on his mind would be able to do it. What about four thousand, then?
– No, no, NO! I meant how do I describe my relationship with trout when so little space is available!?
When I was given the assignment you’ve just started reading, writing an article about trout, I was misunderstood from the beginning. Not surprisingly. It happens a lot. Mostly when speaking to people who don’t share my burning interest in fly fishing. After some negotiation, my editor and I agreed that trout deserved a bit more space. So I started wondering – what is it about this little (unfortunately, often the case) creature that gives me butterflies?