South Florida kayak angler Christina Weber (www.christinaweberfishing.com) once again graces the pages of Lone Star Chronicles, albeit looking a little wet this time around. The photo, which was taken last May at the second annual Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake, shows a side of tournament fishing not often seen in the magazine pages or fishing blogs…the gritty, and sometimes wet, side of kayak fishing. In this case, Weber was fishing a Worlds qualifier against anglers from all over the country, when she found herself in a repeating circle of weather–torrential downpour followed by blue skies followed by more rain, or as she calls it, the “rain jacket shuffle.”
Weber does a good job, though, of personifying the grit needed to push through adversity while tournament fishing, be it be tough travel arrangements, ill-timed equipment failures or the fickle moods of Mother Nature. The photo reminded me of the famous Vivian Greene quote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
According to Ms. Weber, it’s also about learning to fish in the rain.
Lone Star Chronicles – Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Fish