I'm not dead. It's been a big run since June.
I'll cover some in a couple retrospective posts here.
In July, we did have trout camp here in Michigan.
Solid restorative sleep is important. This rig gives him a solid domicile, storage, and a great bed. I'm jealous. He says it sleeps great. Can't imagine it wouldn't.
It ran the coffee maker. No. I'm not kidding. We used it to run the coffee maker.
Yes, the coffee was good. Damn fine use of technology.
What, you ask? Coffee on the morning fire? Hmm. Morning fire. Best we just skip the whole narrative of bears in the woods and disputes over fire.
Think of the generator as an engine of harmony. It did its job well.
Nice brookie. Not the biggest fish of the camp but I was very happy with this fellow. Stalked him in mid-day. Got him on a bushy Jingler tied after a Borcher's Drake pattern.
Great weather. Everyone caught fish. Beautiful summer fishing. Great company.
We missed The Senator but it is election year. He had a close primary which he did win back the beginning of this month. We'll forgive him for absence given the race; but, he was missed.
He's a considerate fly angler. He's put together several of our fish camp trips. He's a great partner for a day on the water.
He'll be missed.
What this means is that our little local group is going to have to get on airplanes to go and fish destination rivers. They'll probably be some group outing loss to that reality as expense, obligation, and vocational concerns all will contribute to restrictions in our numbers.
We've have some fun these past years. It's been easy to get out.
I mentioned everyone caught fish this camp. We'll have to just catch our next fish together somewhere else.
Estes and Rocky Mountain National looks like a good middle ground and of course Steve Bird and the Upper Columbia have been calling for a couple years.
We've had a good run. We've had it easy. We've had it cheap. They've been good years.
Thanks, Kevin. We'll see you on the big water.