Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Back In The Saddle

The 2007 fall season officially started for me today. With only a couple of rivers somewhat fishable on Canadian soil we found ourselves venturing North East to try our hand on one of Georgian Bay's finest. We had reports that fishing had been slow but we had hoped for a fresh push of fish following a small weather system that had blown through the day prior. Armed with this information and the current state of affairs across the central Great Lakes region we set our expectations low. We were somewhat pleased with the conditions we were granted. The colour was nice. The flow was moderate. The scenery was stunning. But the fishing was extremely slow. I was fortunate to land a beautiful little chromer minutes before we departed.
Sure felt good to be back in the saddle.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


One tends to long for something he or she cannot have. That longing grows exponentially as the difficulty of obtaining that something increases. Mix with this longing a passion for what that something is used and you have the makings for a journey.
As anyone who reads this blog knows my passion is steelheading and that recent "something" was a MykissII Centrepin reel in original finish. My journey recently ended when I was fortunate enough to procure a new in the box original finish reel number B024. She will be a welcome compliment to my collection and her sister reel MykissI A022.
There are alot of mixed feeling about these reels in our tight knit community but for me they are aesthetically pleasing, highly collectable reels that fish extremely well. I plan to own them both for a very long time and truly use them for what they were intended.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The changing of the guard

As I sit here and type this entry Summer is hesitantly releasing its grip on the Great Lakes region reluctantly allowing Autumn to come of age. I could write for hours as to why the Fall has become my most favourable time of year but my true feelings are best expressed pictorially.