Small classified ads have populated the back pages of Field & Stream and other outdoor magazines for decades. I used to smile at the ones for chinchilla farms or quail eggs, red-wiggler worms or low-budget, top-secret fishing lures. I used to also smile at all the little ads for Canadian out-post fishing camps. What would happen, I often wondered, if I just picked one of them from a page out of the blue and went fishing there? I liked the idea of being on my own without a full-service lodge staff, and do-it-yourself outposts are substantially less expensive. No daily schedule; fish, eat, and sleep whenever I wanted. I can cook and clean for myself, of course, and I thought I could probably find my own fish, too, even in an unfamiliar lake as long as an outfitter pointed me in the right direction.