Being the only one in my family that fishes, as far back as I know, I sometimes wonder where I got that DNA. Except for my older brother, who I introduced to fly fishing buy building him a rod and setting up a guided trip on the Sacramento when he retired from the Air Force, no one I know fished as a longtime hobby/passion. Being of Irish/German decent, I'm guessing my piscatorial drive came from the Irish side of the family tree...but don't know, because the names on the tree don't say anything about their life's interests. In contrast, I'll bet others come from a family tree rich with fisherman and have the old pictures, letters or stories passed along that would easily explain why you too are wired for the sport. Anyway, it was a thought that popped into my head while casting a retrieving for pinks last week and try as I have can find no link in my past that explains why I will stand in water waiving a stick for hours at a time. It would be interesting to hear from others about what they know or don't know about your "fishing ancestry".