By Joe Cermele
Last week, writer Faith Salie penned an article on the website of CBS News titled "A Baited Question: Why Do Men Love Fishing?" She starts by noting that she has only fished once, and the trip was unsuccessful. Then she proceeds to explain that she went "trawling" for answers. I suggest you read the article in its entirety, but I've decided to give the list of reasons she discovered through what I'm sure was tiresome, draining, lengthy investigative reporting with sources who were very serious, dedicated anglers.
Per Ms. Salie's article, men love fishing because:
Many guys tell me that fishing satisfies a primal hunting urge. It's man vs. nature, armed with only a pole, beer and sunscreen. They think, "I just caught my own dinner (if my wife will de-bone it for me)." - If you're armed with only a pole, beer, and sunscreen, you're likely going to a frat party, not fishing. If you need/expect your wife to clean your fish, you should be on the receiving end of whatever they're doing with the pole and sunscreen at the frat party.