May you never break another rod in a car door or ceiling fan.
May you always catch fish --- but not too many or too often.
May your trebles rarely get tangled.
May you always believe a big one is possible on your next cast.
May all your backlashes be little ones.
May you always cherish the joy that fishing brought you as a child.
May you never get another hole in the seat of your rain pants.
May you make the world a better place by teaching someone to fish.
May you never run out of your favorite lure.
May you never feel too old to get up early to go fishing.
May ethanol-based fuel be banished to the trash heap of bad ideas.
May you not miss the rainbow because you are too busy catching a limit.
May Asian carp never invade your fishery.
May you have at least one day of fishing so good that no one believes you.
May you know the peace that a day on the water brings all throughout the New Year.
(Copyright Robert Montgomery 2011)