Showing posts with label Nashville. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nashville. Show all posts

September 6, 2015

Johnny Cash - German Fish Feared Him

Currently on a little getaway in Nashville. Not planning on posting a bunch of vacation pictures, however while in the Johnny Cash Museum yesterday, this little bit of history jumped out at me...

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No, not all of those gold & platinum records, rather Johnny's fishing license, from his military service in 1950s Germany.

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Oh, and that's one big stringer of fish too...

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I sure bet "The Man in Black" was fun to have as company at a fish fry...

August 31, 2015

Nashville Bound

Not today, not tomorrow, but this upcoming Labor Day weekend...


The family & I have never been there, (actually a bit of a lie, I went there for work once but hardly got out of the hotel), so about two months ago, on a whim, we bought a few "Wanna Get Away" tickets on Southwest Airlines.

Other than country music, which definitely isn't my expertise, I don't know a whole lot about Nashville. We're planning on doing all of the touristy things, and even scoped out some pretty indulgent places to eat...because let's be honest, local eats are always the highlight of any trip.

What I'm curious is if there are any places (be they urban...creeks, parks, whatever) where I might be able to do a little fishing on foot? Even if it's just to sneak away for an hour or two...tenkara rods pack up too small not to bring one everywhere.

Fly South - Maybe these guys can help me out?

That said, we are staying at the Gaylord Opryland just for the spectacle, and well as Bill Heavey wrote earlier this year in Field & Stream, perhaps the fishing opportunity might be closer than I think?

Some BIG goldfish lurk in the Opryland fountains

For real, will take any recommendations - landmarks, attractions, food, fishing - in the comments below... Appreciate the help!