So here I am swinging a favorite run on a river that has never been that good to me when suddenly the two foot loop in my fingers slowly pulls away. Then it dawns on me that my Echo 8136 TR must be broken because it starts to bend back and forth in the air. Now if that isn't weird enough, my new Vosseler S3 starts to make a bunch of noise. Now I am no rocket scientist or reel maker, but something had to be wrong. After a few moments of bewilderment I realize the culprit must be that devilish shinny fish that was jumping up and down. It must have jumped up and bit my poor spey rod and was trying to break it's reel mate. After a longer then expected argument, I was able to corral this minion of the river. My anger took hold and I smote her with a dull rock on the forehead. How dare this bright summer steelhead interrupt my day of spey casting.
About an hour later, while attempting to fish beautifully, it happened again. This time the loop started to pull then the TR shook just once. Full of anger I casted again in the same place. Nothing, nothing then I felt some tension. I then proceeded to drop the loop then I started to hear that damn noise again from my Vosseler. Then like a batter sitting on a hanging curve ball, I swung hard for the fences. How dare another fish get in the way of me fishing beautifully. A few minutes later I had another fish on the bank. Knowing that anger, chaos and destruction got a hold of me the last time, I gave a more charitable greeting and let this dark winter fish return to the depths of the river.
6 hours ago