Has it been three weeks? Well I'm back, with tales of adventure. Adventures had and adventures to come.
|TFM with some serious spotting|
Phil and I did a night-time mouse trip with Cameron Mortenson of The Fiberglass Manifesto last week. After talking up how great mousing is to Cameron I really felt the pressure to put him on some fish, and he managed a beautiful 18 inch brown, but the bite seemed to slow dramatically after the first couple of hours. Still, he got the one and we rolled a couple of other fish that made some noise, so I think it was a successful night. We met up at 10 p.m. and got off the river around 4:30 a.m., and so my joke to him was that I could say I fished with him and still don't know what he looks like. This was the first of a five day odyssey of trout bumming through Michigan, so I hope we didn't tire him out too much to enjoy the rest of the trip. Cameron has been a great supporter of my work, and a source of sage advice when it comes to blogging, so I here wish to thank him. Thanks buddy, and next time we'll get a day trip in where we can do some photography.
I did manage some time out Friday afternoon as well and took some hoppers with me. The brook trout were more than obliging, and I managed a few small fish. The colors and vermiculations on these fish were outstanding, and it made for a gorgeous and quiet afternoon alone on my river.
|Mandy trying to punch a cast in the wind|
|me trying to punch a cast in the wind|