Let me tell you about my Grandpa. He used to tell me, "Son, slow down a bit and enjoy each day, you got plenty of time! Go now and put some rocks in your pockets. That will help you stay grounded. Especially, on a windy day!"
This past week has Tornado's ripped through the South, my Grandpa's voice could be heard. "Son, make sure you got some rocks in your pockets if your going out on a windy day." This last few days have been full of thoughts and prayers for my friends from the South. Hope that all of you managed as well as you possibly could and know that Prayers are coming your way.
This last week also had several days of very high winds here on the Front Range in Colorado. Just being outdoors was a struggle at times, let alone, any ideas of going fishing. I would have needed a bunch of rocks in my pockets on those days! I was content to spend my time indoors and knocking out a few more flies for my fly box, doing some blog work, and surfing the net. Now, before I get away from rocks in my pockets, let me say that I often use rocks in my pocket to symbolize a hodgepodge of things I have going on in my mind or things I have decided to give some thought, too. So here, I will toss out a few Rocks In My Pockets:
**Came across a new site too me Mountain Brook Fly Rods. Now they offer an interesting line of fly rods, reels, rod cases, etc. This custom rod case really caught my eye. Now, is this not beautiful.
**I have been eyeballing glass rods of late that are affordable to someone on a (Senior Citizens Budget). Everything from Eagle Claw Featherlight, to Cabela's CGR Series, to Echo's new glass rods that just hit the market. However, this new series from Green Caddis Outfitters has my attention. This is the Green Caddis Outfitters "Ruby River Glass Rod".
**Ok, here is the last Rock In My Pocket for today. Now, I have been somewhat slow to adjust to the crazy weather pattern and get out there and fish, but, I can share with you some fishing "tidbits". I am going........................ Here is a couple of reasons why I get excited about stalking the ponds in my area. How about a 19" Crappie? Wouldn't that make you a bit giddy? Not a rumor! Then there was this guy (meaning the fish) that charged out of the water just yesterday and nailed a small trout being reeled in from shore on one of my local ponds. Fish also has been verified, no rumor! My Grandson was fishing with his buddy, Marcos. Marcos did it up well!
This is a 35" Pike
Looks like I had better be tying up some big ol' nasty Streamers.
This fish was released to swim again!!