We spend exorbitant amounts of money on boats, rods, reels, line, leaders, lures, bait, moorage, maintenance and crew fees. Why? Well, it is relaxing and an opportunity to be on the salt with friends and family. But there are other ways to enjoy these same experiences with far less hassle. So, again, I ask: Why? I choose to point the finger of blame at Hemingway. We all strive for that Old Man and the Sea moment in our lives!