Danger lurks in the most practical applications of mother nature's bounty. Nature, if left to its own devices, is a symphony of balanced energies and forces churning and seething in a cosmic ballet, in other words, useless. Truly, of what value are the forces of nature if they cannot be harnessed to speed the preparation of food stuffs (microwave radiation) or wielded as a weapon (almost any thing)? It was for utility that we apes developed intelligence (and the opposable thumb) and it is for the same purpose that we turn to the natural world. The Franklin Fry Fishing apparatus is designed to abbreviate the gap between the elemental forces of the universe and dinner.