Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Back to the Black
I'll use this as my back-up gear in the event of drizzle or anything more serious. I hate getting cane wet. I always think I'll damage something pulling one apart.
Opener in a few days on the Black River. Can't wait. Prepping gear. Stacking the load-out. Scanning the forecast for wind, rain, temps.
It'll be frosty in the mornings. The wind should be low and so I'm dumping the low profile backpacking spike-camp tent for the large safari-style number: a Nemo Dark Timber.(here).
The Black is an unassuming little river here in Michigan.
This guy was pretty typical of my last opener at the Black River.
Water will be high so hopefully fishing the bank-line and close-in current seams will prove productive. I'm expecting to have to do some contact nymphing.
It's an excuse to shout "spring" at the top of my lungs.
It's been a longish dull winter here. I could use the uncertain joy of unexpectedly warm afternoons.