Thursday, October 23, 2008

Expectations



The 2008 season has gotten off to a less than mediocre start. With the uneventful Chinook run, lack of substantial precipitation, and subsequent minor pushes of chrome one would expect my piscatorial spirit would be wavering. However, only the opposite would ring true. Like a fine wine I am becoming more refined with age. This year for some reason my expectations share no facsimile to seasons prior. I find my enjoyment coming from the full and collective experience versus the numerical scorecard methodology. This year it seems to be the little things. The company of a great friend, a crisp blue autumn sky, loosing my float in the fire-orange reflection of a Sugar Maple on a favourite run, or watching Norland blow a fish only to redeem himself the very next drift just to name a few. Today I spent a great day on a river that was crystal clear, low flow, and virtually void of fish. Today I left that river extremely satisfied and mentally recharged.

8 comments:

dave.wallace said...

Rain this weekend boys.

I'll be at the cottage Nov 1/2 and then again 8/9. Hope to see you up there.

lambton said...

Sounds good Dave. Better pack the 3lb flouro and #16's ;o)

Trotsky said...

3lb flouro and size 16's?
...meathunters....
That is what I go to when the water is high and stained...

Merdus said...

Dave, I wonder if I will get permission from my estrogen pusher...

Brian, you rube. You're getting more rain than that. Fine wine? More like stinky old roadkill, homo sapien!

Gene says you landed a monster fish, so I was expecting a blow by blow account. I'm extremely disappointed.

p.-

lambton said...

Norland, the only stain is in your boxers. Geesh...

Paul, I am a rube! I couldn't very well write "more refined that Bush-lite" now could I ;0)

As for monster fish...I'll add that one to the list with the Wendigo, Cougar, Black Bear and ...

Now for rain...well after last weeks disappointing turn of events I'll believe it when the precip gauge says it actually fell.

Estrogen...Norland aren't you going for weekly shots of that crap?

Greg Lum said...

Rain, bah!! We got teased again and I'm tired of rotting leaves and chubs!!

lambton said...

Yep, Looks like it's happening again Greg. Fingers crossed for Monday to come through with at least 10mm. :o/

lambton said...

Hey Norland!

You got some madd Kung-Fu skills brother!

LOL!!!!!!!!!