No fishing stories here, so run along now

It’s the second week of August, and there is nary a single trout fishing story gracing these pages to show for it. Some will inevitably consider such circumstances a sad state of affairs, which it is. And while I could use a choice excuse such as “the water’s too high” or “I’m too busy” or “the dog ate my homework”, that would be juvenile (and even more so, boring).

No, I have no explanation for my actions. I’ve woken by six nearly every weekend day this summer, only to watch the day fly by without wetting a line in the coldwater. A pathetic situation if I do say so myself, which I will. Somewhere between packing for the drive and checking the carp infested flows right out my doorstep, I’ve opted for trout only when it’s forced upon me (lack of aggressive prodding notwithstanding).

I could link back to days of old, re-spinning fishing lore in an attempt to portray a certain image. But I won’t. That’s called posing, and seeing as I’m vehemently opposed to wearing waders between May and September, a front page photo opportunity is completely out of question (although the author’s mug hedges that bet).

MG signing off (to imagine the summer isn’t nearly over, although it is)

Comments

Is a not-a-post post better than no post?

Debatable.

At least I know you are still alive, even if wallowing in some sick self inflicted troutless-state, and thus still able to operate a motor vehicle and retrieve me from the airport.

His name is Robert Paulson.

Any relation to my dear old friend, Henry?

In Project Mayhem there are no relations, silly.

severely out of hand.

The Professor says:

OK … I’ll take some responsibility for your sad state of affairs. Once I complete my bike century odyssey I’ll can the training and go fishing. I’ll be in need of some trout fishing therapy 🙂

I hold you 100% responsible. That’ll be 5,000 smoked rib dinners.

timglomb says:

should have jumped on that Smith River float… 60 miles, 4 days, 100+ fish, 90% on dries. Ridonkulous.

Regretting I didn’t (even without the report). When do we get the private screening of Carpilicious?

timglomb says:

OK, here’s what we have so far.. we’re public on this and would love some feedback. Keep in mind it’s short and high energy for a 5 min restriction. The full length will feature a minute or more per fish, plus more monsters and some guest anglers, Gracie included! http://youtu.be/YhmjzuZalHc

That’s going up tomorrow…so readers can see the vid before that jackass Gracie gets spliced in.