With my progress at the vice, and all this fly fishing media I have been taking in lately I am starting to crack. I have even been dreaming of fly fishing for trout and carp in Pennsylvania and Connecticut and who knows where else. These dreams were crushed again this morning when I woke up to find another two inches of snow outside. So this morning I moved my fly tying stuff to the basement and watched some movies while tying flies. After my second movie I was starting to feel like I needed to get out and do something and that is when it hit me.
|The coffee table in the basement has lots of room for fly tying|
Now understand I am in the process of getting a job. Actually I am just waiting on them to call me and tell me when to come in for training. So this afternoon while waiting for them to call I decided to be creative and play in the snow. Then it really started to brew, a plan was hatched. I was going to get my fishing in one way or another. I grabbed a shovel and some other snow gear and headed outside. The nice thing about making your own fish is it can be huge!
After making this fish all I wanted to do is catch it, and catch it I was going to do. I figured this would make a great target for some casting practice, so I ran inside and grabbed my rod. Remember how I said I was going through withdraws well maybe I should have said I was starting to crack. All this snow and ice and being stuck inside for days without fresh air or sunlight is simply starting to get to me. I really need to go fishing and this afternoon I did and caught the same fish a couple times. Honestly I do not care if anyone thinks I am crazy, because this was a lot of fun. I enjoyed myself in every part from the brainstorming, to painting, to putting my waders on and throwing a piece of yarn at a snow fish. Actually I am hoping to start a trend, so if anyone needs me to come out to their house and make a couple snow fish just let me know.
|Something to break up the drag on another snowy day.|
|Note the blue water around me and the fish|
|Started out as a kinda stunt, but after a couple casts I took the casting seriously|
|Sarah took the pictures and zoomed on on this one but it was a good 35 yard cast.|
This fly fishing stuff is a sickness and the honest truth is I really do not want to be cured anytime soon. In all seriousness I love winter time but this is getting a little crazy. If we are going to get hit by more snow I am now officially requesting that it hits us all at once and then starts to get warm slowly. There are fish in these frozen waters and I am starting to go crazy not being able to get to them. So if you like to fish you might understand where I am coming from and if you do not fish I hope you got a kick out of me acting like a child this afternoon.