A tributary, as many Anglers know, is a river or stream that flows into a larger river or lake. Without it, many of the waters we fish would dry up or not have been created at all. But, tributary also means to pay acknowledgement to a powerful person, and this may be as valuable as the flowing water itself. We all have someone in our life who helped us become the Angler we are today, have you paid tribute to them? We always seem to wait until after a person’s last cast to say what they truly meant to us. Take a moment now, to pay tribute to a person who influenced you, is a tributary to your life, and filled your “lake”, so they can see just what they mean to you.