A Reel Friendship

Photos by Caitlin O’Hara/The Herald
Tyler Brosmer of Dubois, left, said goodbye to Jim Hellums of Celestine after visiting Hellums at his store, Windy Jim’s Boat & Bait Shop, on Tuesday in Dubois. “He’s my long-time fishing buddy,” Brosmer said. The two compete in catfish tournaments together in Loogootee.

 

Jim Hellums of Celestine looked out of his office at his store, Windy Jim’s Boat & Bait Shop, on Tuesday in Dubois. Hellums competed on the 1999 Indiana State Bass Fishing Team but fishes on local circuits now. He had several strokes in 2008 and can now work for only about half an hour before he must rest. Still, he works on boats, sells live crickets for bait and makes his own fishing lures. “I like to tinker,” he said.



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