Last summer we picked a nice warm day to take the ride, and sure enough, the parking are was filled with Lexus's, BMW's, and even a Hummer. The folks who go in for this type of fishing, the self-proclaimed "Elite" fishing crowd, can afford the best. That includes fishing gear. I think some of these folks wear gear that's worth more the all the vehicles I own. The fly rods alone sometimes go for more than $1000.00 Nice stuff, but I wouldn't know the difference, personally. They all look the same to me. How do they look to a horse? KC knew, I guess.
The guy was bragging about his fishing success, and the quality of his equipment, his skill, his vehicle, and anything else he could think of, as fishermen are known to do, thnking he was impressing the Game Warden. I was not impressed. Neither was KC. It got a bit old, in fact, since I hear the same story about 10,000 times a summer, and since I don't partake of the sport, at least not at that level, I can only yawn with boredom, and wonder if maybe that is all some folks live for. KC is getting agitated at all this and the guy keeps waving his $1200 fishing rod in front of her nose. I ask him to please don't let it hit the horse. He shrugs me off with arrogance, and keeps on talking and bragging. The rod keeps waving around the horse's nose. I checked his license and get ready to hand it back to him, when KC just reaches down, and opens her mouth and bites the rod in two! Just like it was a piece of grass. Then chomps. And Chomps. And spits it out. The guy just stares at me, and then at the horse. What do you say at a time like that????
Me, I just said "have a nice day", Did a rollback on the hindquarters, and trotted away.