Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nice Day In The Neighborhood

I hadn't taken time to straighten up my fishing stuff all summer.  I got caught up on all my correspondence and afterwards I remembered my long-neglected fishing chore. Besides, I thought, I could use some fresh air.
I pulled everything from behind the seat of my pickup, dropped the tailgate, and sat back there to work.
The temp was in the high 70s with a light breeze out of the west. Clouds started moving in just after lunch, but they were scattered enough to let a lot of sunshine through.
I cleaned and dressed the fly line before tying on new leader and tippet. These are all terms that will mean nothing to you unless you fly fish, but it's routine work that you save for beautiful days when you want to be outside but you don't have time to go fishing.
After I finished, I packed everything back up neat as an Army footlocker, and headed inside to look at my todo list.
The last thing that I HAD to do today was mail off CDs to people who ordered them off our website.
One package had to be shipped to the UK for a radio disc jockey who plays independent artist.
We're hoping to get some airplay over there so that next year we can do some touring abroad.
After the post office, I decided to stop by the boat launch near our house, and cast a few times just for grins.
The sun was sinking low on the horizon, but still high enough to spotlight the river and a plant with white flowers that I couldn't name.
I shot this photo with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.


  1. Anonymous9:33 PM

    All in all, a nice day!!

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  2. Yep-The fly fishing part was Chinese to me- but it sounds like you had a nice day overall. That would be wonderful if you got some playtime overseas! xo Diana

  3. Sounds like that was a nice moment to end the day Rick. Sounds super relaxing.

  4. I don't fish but it sounds like a nice relaxing thing to do on a sunny day. : )

  5. I'm glad that you had a nice relaxing day. I always feel sorry for the fish. It's just not his day. lol...

  6. I knew what those fishing terms were...I just wish I could get in a stream and fish trout again but those days are gone for me. Love the picture. Glad you had a great day for being outdoors.

  7. It's good to get those "must dos" out of the way! Yesterday when I read the term "Hipstamatic"...I was reading fast and thought you wrote "Hispanic"....Ha! I better not put off my eye exam any longer! 'Ola!

  8. I love all these pictures you take... so awesome Rick...;-)

  9. Sounds like a pleasant way to spend the day...doing the things you enjoy!


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