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It was an overcast day in January as I trotted along First, Andrew showed me how to "load" the net, which Hana Bay in Maui. My companion for the afternoon is tricky in itself. Basically, the net is held in three parts was Andrew, an expert waterman who has been fishing to allow it to open at a wide angle. This involves looping these waters for more than 30 years using a throw net, part of the net over your shoulder, lunging and placing a handmade contraption with an intricate interweaving another part of the net over your leg -- all very awkward of strands. It's age-old tradition that has been passed for the newbie. along for hundreds of years. Wading into the water, Andrew coached me, "It's just Lucky for me, my hotel, the Travaasa Hana, has a pro¬ like throwing a frisbee." As the whitewater rushed to¬ gram that gives guests the chance to try their hand at it. ward me, I slung the net as far as my toothpick arms JULY/AUGUST 2012 71


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