The Armour Art of Fly Fishing
Former Escambia County Commissioner Sam Armour started live at 5 on Destin Commercial boats. The rest of the story is here...
This story out of the Pensacola News Journal is the story of a man who was on commercial fishing boats out of Destin when he was five years old - and went on to live a rich life deep in flyfishing, local politics, and the joy of living the Florida lifestyle.
When he was just 5 years old, old-school Pensacolian and former Escambia County Commissioner, Sam Armour, worked summers on snapper boats out of Destin. Yes, that’s right — 5 years old.
The guy on the front of the boat is dropping leads in the water to measure depth. Much like Armour mentions they did back when he was a kid to determine if the boat was over hard bottom. We did the same thing here going out of Tampa Bay before we had digital equipment to see the bottoms and determine the species hiding in the caves.
"He’d tell stories about the pre-GPS days when they’d locate craggy snapper banks by dropping weighted lines to the Gulf’s floor to see what was under the boat. If the weights came up with chalky remnants of reef, that was their spot."
The whole story can be found here on PNJ.com in Pensacola.