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After living in the United States for 15 years, I came back to my hometown Matsue, a small city in the western part of Japan, in November 2014. I imposed a simple rule on myself. Use only American saltwater lures for at least one year and report what they catch...... When a year had passed since then, I decided not to lift this ridiculous restriction. I am still using only American lures.(2014年11月、15年間のアメリカ生活を終え、島根県松江市に帰郷した私は、自分自身に一つのルールを課しました。少なくとも1年間、アメリカのソルトルアーだけを使い、釣果を報告すること......。そして1年が経過した時、私は、この馬鹿馬鹿しい制約を解除しないことに決めました。今もまだ、アメリカのルアーだけを使っているのです。)

Feb 9, 2018

(No. 343) Unusual Heavy Snow Hindered My Fishing (異常な豪雪のため釣りに行けず)

Unusual heavy snow kept falling for an unusually longer period of time on regions facing the Sea of Japan. The Sanin Region, where my hometown Matsue City and its neighboring Izumo City are located, was not exception. I could not go fishing at all. Only when there was an absolute necessity were you allowed to drive a car. Instead of going fishing, I carried a shovel on my shoulder and walked around in my neighborhood and beyond. Shimane is one of the least populated prefecture in Japan. Its population ages rapidly. I looked for a lone old person, especially a lone old woman, who needed a help to clear snow. I also helped some female business owners in shopping streets. I feel more and more women become entrepreneurs in rural areas these days. They are doing a lot of great things, but probably not very good at clearing snow.
When I was too tired to go out for clearing snow and when I needed a break from my translation job, I tinkered around at my reels. Recently I purchased several old reels manufactured by Ohmori Co., LTD. at low prices. Ohmori became defunct a long time ago, but I still like their products. I attached two handles to them, and now I own 5 “double handle” reels (including 2 PENN Torques). If you don’t know why I use a double handle spinning reel, see some past posts such as No. 244.
(雪かきをしに外へ出るのに疲れてしまった時、そして翻訳の仕事を一休みしたくなった時、私はリールをいじりました。先日、大森製作所の古いリールをいくつか安価に入手したのです。大森製作所がリール製造を終えて長い年月がたちますが、私は今でも彼らの製品が好きです。私はリールに2つのハンドルを取り付け、今では“ダブルハンドル”リールを5台も所有することとなりました(2台のPENNトルクを含む)。私がなぜダブルハンドル・リールを使うのかご存知ない方は、過去の投稿、例えばNo. 244などをご覧ください。)


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