Sunday, October 15, 2017
A Season Turns
I've a fly fishing friend leaving shortly for Seattle.
We've only been out together for a good dozen times. We've fished a number of Michigan's great streams starting with a "fish camp" weekend at the Red Cabin on the Pere Marquette in 2010.
I don't expect him back to fish Michigan again. Work commitments, travel, and all the usual suspects including a reticence to leave a wife at home with little alternative entertainment. He travels enough for work that he hates "just leaving" as so many of us will do casually. I myself am doing good to come home at anytime.
His departure coincides with the end of season and there we have it.
I am however excited for 2018. I've got Joseph Bates' book on streamers and am taking it to heart.
I fish Michigan. I need to master some streamer techniques.
Couldn't hurt the fish count, either.
I ate sausage and apples and drank Bell's Octoberfest beer last night. I'm doing fine.