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Chris Erskine: Postcard from L.A.: Practice fly-fishing at the Rose Bowl

Does it surprise you that there's a giant casting pond in the long, lush shadow of the Rose Bowl? Technically, it lies in the Arroyo Seco, which means "dry creek," of course. It's one of those contradictions I traffic in - unexpected pleasures in surprising and convenient places. That's part of my Postcard mission - to surprise you a little, with options not too far from your beloved couch. To get you out and about.

In this case, we're trying out this free Pasadena casting pond, surrounded by eucalyptus and cottonwoods, hiking trails and

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