by Lisa Tome
Donna Balinski was resting comfortably in a chair one hand on her fishing pole, relaxing.
A few feet away, Robert Morris, was also at Howard's Pond in Elkton, in a less restful situation.
The mother and son were doing as they do frequently, fishing their own way.
Balinski goes the traditional route, $20 pole and a few bait worms.
Morris, 24, likes things a bit more complicated. He's a fly fisherman.
"We come down here every few days when we have time. We did come down here when it was cold. He had ice on his fly rod. This is a nice pond and a nice place to relax," said Balinski. "We fish all summer long."
Morris is more interested in the challenge of fly fishing and tying flies. "I learned on the internet. I've always liked fishing and this is more relaxing. With fly fishing you have to slow down and focus on it. And fly fishing has a big advantage when it comes to current," said Morris.
His mother said she was hoping to catch dinner. Her son - not so much. "He doesn't like to hurt anything. He catches and releases," said Balinski.
"With fly fishing, I think he's really good at it. He practices in the backyard. I'm a sit on the bank relaxer and watcher," added Balinski.