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: 32" Of Tippet

05-29-2003, 11:06 PM
I just hung up the waders in the early eve sun, but my pants are still a little damp. The guy I work with didn't bring the right tool's today, so at around 11:30, we packed it for the day. I sat in my truck, eating my lunch and lookin at my Benchmark for "easy pickins". You know, those spots on a weekday, when everyone else toil's, you watch the boil's, by yourself!
I picked one we will call...ah...Cosmic Pools...yea. About a 45 min. drive. I poped in Pat Methany, We Live Here, and turned east. It was hot, around 80, no wind. I climb down the hill at the Steel bridge, Fully intending to defy the Copporate structure, and go past the red sign. I travel as the fish do, upstream, under the watchfull eye of a mating pair of Osprey. I fish in there kitchen, pulling hard fighters with puzzeled looks, from depths of many colors. A game of "Crazy 8s" ensues. Cast the fly, catch the 8" Trout. Over and over. The strikes now are to numerous to count. The hours pass by like those on a cartoon clock. Then all at once, I slip and fall in. I was up to my neck, cold water flowed into my waders. I am sure the fish were clapping, holding there little score cards, 9.5, 10, 9.5. My composure was regained with an emptying and the sight of a Redtail circling in the canyon above me. I worked my way back downstream. Pool after boulder after riffle after pool. It's 5pm, time flys when you are having fun.
So Im sittin here, and I have 32" of tippet left. Screw it, I can change it out next time. Besides the truth reveals it self continually, all you have to do.... is look!

p.s. If anyone hooks a size 11 reef walker, just put it up on I84, I will grab it on my next trip thru....thanks in advance

05-29-2003, 11:19 PM
Life in Oregon is pretty darned good.

05-30-2003, 08:04 AM
isn't that part of the fun? You'll keep that day with you for a while.
good luck finding your shoe!

Robert Burton
05-30-2003, 10:30 AM
WOW another fly fisher who loves Pat Metheny!!!!!:whoa:
Though for driving i prefer the live one with the extended solos on "Are You Going With Me?"

05-30-2003, 10:29 PM
Amen Fred, Amen!
Bob, that live stuff sounds mighty good, Ill keep my eyes peeled for that one!
Dewey you are right on my friend, It's the WHOLE fishing experience!

06-02-2003, 07:35 AM
DH - Exactly - I spent yesterday casting a line in the pouring rain. I think I gained something form being wet, cold, wrinkly, and one of a very few out there. Keep on keepin on.