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April / May 2009

Business Front

Don’t Spare the Rod

At age 8 — five years after Tom Ashby took his first fishing trip with his father, Jack — he was a passenger on a floatplane bound for Rowan Lake in Canada. As the plane landed on the lake, he found himself mesmerized by his surroundings: the pristine wilderness and cerulean blue waters that he would soon discover were filled with trout, northern pike, largemouth bass, walleyes, and 50-inch muskies. That adventure, says Ashby, is “when I knew I was really hooked on fishing.”