Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hooked on Paper with Michael Koller: Real Picture Post Cards

My favorite type of postcard is the Real Photo category. Some of these photos remind me of fishing trips taken by me either in the past or a trip as recent as last week. If you look closely at some of the older cards you will see people all dressed in their Sunday finest for a day on the water. I mean would you wear a tie out fishing?

Using a small part of your imagination when looking at these cards you can almost hear the coversations taking place before and after the photos. Stories of the days activities, lures thrown, baits used, sizes of fish, are very much like the conversations that take place today. According to the postmarks on many of these cards , their fishing adventures took place one hundred years ago; yet the photos of today are rather similar. Maybe that's proof that fishing has changed very little in the hearts and minds of those participating.

-- Michael Koller

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