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Little things mean a lot

Where: The Beach
When: This past weekend
Conditions: Chilly, calm, partly sunny
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Sea-run cutthroat, resident silvers

Song of the day: “Creep,” Stone Temple Pilots

“The beaches have been good for cutthroat lately.”

“That’s what I’ve been hearing. Sounds like I need to break away
from my attempts to find a steelhead and head back to the salt.”

Over the next few days, I contemplated that idea. And by mid-week,
the insane workload cresting over my cubicle walls turned contemplation
into decision.

I picked up the phone and a

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The cold shoulder

Where: The River
When: The past two weekends
Conditions: Cold, calm
Flies used: Various spey flies
Species pursued: Steelhead

Song of the day: “Everybody’s Fool,” Evanescence

I wish I had something good to write about, but for me, steelheading
is a less than productive pursuit, at least in terms of steelhead. :)

If anything, I would say “low” is a good word to use in describing how the past few weekends have been

Low numbers of steelhead.

Low, clear water.

Low temperatures.

Ironically, motivation and determination are the only things that

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