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Aug.
30th

Going with my gut

Where: The Sound
When: Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Calm, overcast then sunny, humid
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Coho

Songs of the day: “Dancing With Myself,” Billy Idol

From time to time, the words echo in my head.

“Sometimes you have to go with your gut.”

My father, as I’m sure most fathers have done with their children, shared this bit of parental wisdom with me many years ago.

Though I’ve since forgotten the context, the words’ meaning has seen
much use since that day–usually as a remedy for my tendency to
overthink fishing

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Aug.
17th

Just the beginning?

Where: The Sound
When: Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Calm, overcast then sunny, humid
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Pinks

Songs of the day: “Here I Go Again,” Whitesnake; “Jump Around,” House of Pain; “3AM Eternal,” KLF

Sentiment seems to be circulating that this year’s pink run has yet to ramp up.

If that’s the case, I’m hoping that this past weekend got things started.

It certainly hasn’t been red hot as in past years, notably ’05 where, by this time in August, the insanity was in full swing.

Nonetheless, fishing this weekend was pretty good.

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Aug.
10th

Getting caught up

Where: The Sound
When: The last three weekends
Conditions: Calm, sunny and hot to cool, slightly breezy and overcast
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Coho, Pink Salmon

Songs of the day: “Knights of Cydonia,” Muse; “Know Your Enemy,” Green Day; “Haunted,” Evanescence

I haven’t been holding out on you.

Sometimes, my 9-5 life gets the better of me and precludes me from writing about the things I enjoy.

Worse yet, it gives me a case of writer’s block from time to time.

So it has been the past couple of weeks.

In fact, I’m still dealing

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