There is one fish that I have been trying to catch for nearly 20 years. It isn’t a specific fish, per se, but any rainbow trout out of a particular stream.
This week I caught that fish.
It was a little fish. Really little. But that is okay. After numerous failed attempts (some of which resulted in law enforcement intervention), it was immensely satisfying to catch and release this one trout.
How can one little fish be so hard to catch? And why would I have some quixotic obsession with it? Let me tell you about it.