Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Kick in the Stones

Today was an exercise in futility.  Today I experienced what Norland must feel when he has one of those days on the river.  Right out of the gate I hiked up to a newer piece of water that I had great luck with the day prior only to blow a solid fish.  Deciding not to let that ruin my morning I sucked it up and made the trek through the thickets and thorns to fish the inside bend of suicide.
I laid tracks so I had great expectations only to struggle with birds nests and random tangles the entire time.  At one time I re-tied only to make a cast and retrieve a mess of knotted mono filament.   I was determined that greater things would come of my efforts so I re-tied again and kept a positive attitude.
The stonefly's were hatching in full force and perhaps that was the forage of the day.  I fished along the way on the hike back to the stairs but managed nothing until I fished below the coffer while resting my legs before the ascent.  There I saw a dwindling flicker of hope to salvage a day of frustration in the form of a 12" Brownie and a 12" Rainbow.  These fish are genuinely beautiful and I cant help but marvel at them every time we cross paths.  Hopefully I put all that bad karma aside today and the remainder of the season remains somewhat civilized.  I guess I had to pay some back for yesterdays success.

4 comments:

Harv said...

A day spent as "Norland" on the river is still better than a day spent watching curling on tv and listening to my kids argue......

I just got called to work the rest of my days off and being the greedy bastard that I am I said yes....

Perhaps I will put a day or two in the bank for some chrome therapy.

Trotsky said...

That first picture is of crotch-crickets you picked up from your gay tranny lover you fucking fag fuck...you should try matching the hatch from your anus

lambton said...

Harv,
Gotta take it when you can. $$$ Especially right now as there really isn't much happening. Bank that time for the end of March and Early April. We'll put the hurt on some MI chromers. Save some money for T-bones. ;0)

Norland...
Nice...omg you have such pent up homosexual proclivities. Just come out of the friggin closet already. We all know you are gay. Enough!!!!!!!!

Trotsky said...

Just scored 54980 on pacman....
I am god