Romano: The Road Ahead of the Louisiana Marsh

Some of you may have wondered about my mysterious disappearance on the FlyTalk blog last week. I apologize for any lack updates, but I was sent by the editors at F&S to cover the unfolding disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with writer Hal Herring from The Conservationist Blog. I'm back now - a little road weary and tempered by the harsh reality of what lays ahead for the fishery and entire ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico.

I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about this whole mess and was inspired by the can-do nature of the charter captains and commercial fishermen that I met while covering the story. They are trying to do everything in their power to help the situation but they've got a long road ahead of them no matter what the outcome.

There are things we know for sure about the spill and unfortunately many, many things we will not know for months and years to come. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that some day I'll get to revisit the marsh, Chanduleur Islands, deep blue waters of the Gulf and cast my fly once again.

TR