Beer, ice, bait subs. That's what the sandwich board sign says in front of the McDaniel Store. Nothing more.
Beer is the first thing if you're going fishing. A back-up plan if nothing's biting. All that time, you've gotta have a back-up plan. Not a bite all day, nothing's working, at least you can catch a buzz. That's what they say.
Ice serves two purposes: beer and any prospective fish. Cold beer and cold fish. Two absolutes of angling. Plus it's hot. Ice on the neck or forehead or ice down the shorts at the right time can extend the trip.
Bait is a prerequisite. You better know what they're biting on. In fishing or dating. You won't catch shit without the right bait.
Subs. Sustenance. Solidity. Endurance. If you've got everything else working, but can't deliver on the meal, well, you're hungry.
Beer, ice, bait subs. That's what the sandwich board sign says in front of the McDaniel Store. Nothing more. Your four food groups. Your four absolute truths. Your keys to happines on the water.
Say them aloud. Commit them to memory. And if you forget, stop in McDaniel.
McDaniel isn't the only town, or store, that knows the gospel of the one-stop fishing shop. Photo by Brian Brown, from the website Vanishing South Georgia. Some awesome photos and a stellar idea.
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