Auuuugggghhhhh!!! Yawn, stretch, scratch, repeat. Roll on out of bed, shuffle to the kitchen. It's time to make some coffee.
Coffee is made, so let's have a cup.
This last week felt a little disjointed. My car blew a brake line when I was fishing with Steve Martinez the previous weekend, so I had it in the shop on Tuesday. Not wanting to work on Saturday I worked long hours the rest of the week to make up for it.
|one fish from Tuesday|
|Morgan mends her line|
She did manage to hook up on a really hot double-digit fish that took off on a scorching run downstream. It was the last hole, right at dusk. Morgan only had her indicator rod with her, and I had made her use my chucking rod because I know where the fish lie in this run. My crappy running line got wrapped around her arm as the fish made it's way downstream and that was end of story. It was nice to have someone run the camera for my fish but I was really hoping to get some good shots of her with one. Next time Mo'.
|big mean buck from Sunday|
|Alex Cerveniak with one of the day's fish|
Well I was negligent, or overworked, you choose, and didn't get the next interview done last week. I'll do my best to get my interview of fiberglass rod builder Shane Gray done this week. I have two others besides- bamboo rod builder Lou Burhart, and Au Sable river guide Kelly Neuman. Kelly has put up a half dozen streamers and a really nice fly box to give away, so be sure and look for that one.
Monday Morning Coffee Reader Loyalty Giveaway.
Speaking of giveaways, it is time for me to reward my loyal Monday Morning Coffee readers. The trout opener is coming up in two weeks here in Michigan and I want to help you get ready. The good folks at Rio have sent me 4 Power Flex tapered leaders in 5X and 6X and some hats and visors from Fishpond. Enter your name and email address in the form below and I'll draw four winners tomorrow after 5 PM. The short entry window is to reward my loyal MMC readers. I know you're out there. If your name is Sanders and you never read this before Friday- sorry dude, I'll send you an FR sticker as soon as I get around to making them.
Okay, it's time to go to work- let's get after it.