I'm going on an 18 day road trip for the big book, aka Field and Stream Magazine. That's right 18 days, whew... I'll be taking pictures and shooting video all the way from Minneapolis to New Orleans following the big muddy. As a friend put it "I'll be Huck-Finning it down the mighty Missisip". I think we're pretty much fishing for anything that swims with a pretty hardy lean towards bass. Now, I was told that this wasn't going to be a "fly fishing" trip by my editor. In fact he said don't even bother bringing a fly rod. I guess I shouldn't tell him about the five rods, mondo box of flies - courtesy of Umpqua - and the serious overweight fee I just paid at the United counter for my gigantic bag.