Jeff, this is a totally random question, but that pic of your fish and rod on the cooler (the second one?), are those shoes you're wearin Airwalks? I think I have those exact same shoes! As a matter of fact, I'm wearing them right now! Weird...
Back to fly fishin...
Yeah I thought I was cheatin, but it felt like really good practice. I didn't get to go fishing last year or the year before and I was a little rusty at my casting. But after a while I was able to shoot right where I aimed. Let that fly sink a little and give her a little twitch every now and then right in front of a couple biggins and as soon as I see that hog come risin up to it, POW set that hook! Where else can you nail 4 HUGE rainbow trout in 30 minutes like that. Unfortunately they do not allow catch and release otherwise I'd still be there 28 hours later.
Jody, we still haven't cooked our fish. I froze them since my grandmother has been cooking us dinner every night since we came home from the hospital. Hopefully I'll get to chow them down Friday.
MustbeeNuts, you're so right. The flyshop is an evil place. I'm not allowed to go unsupervised. That's why Scientific is my friend. All my fly stuff is low end poor person gear. But you know what, I can still catch fish with it just as good as the next guy.
I love to drool over the Fly catalog from Cabelas, it's like a Sears Christmas catalog for fly-nerds. They actually just put up a brand new Cabelas just 45 minutes from my house but I've been avoiding it cause I love my wife and want to stay married.
Frantz, you're in Utah? Never fished there but when I drove long haul I went through Salt Lake many times. Actually killed a whitetail with my Volvo Semi when it was 20 degrees below zero and busted my truck up pretty bad.
I think it would be really cool to hook up sometime and check out some of those streams! With the new baby last week, I've totally used up my vacation but maybe sometime down the road.
Dreaming of flys,