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Nov.
22nd

Surprise, surprise

Where: The Beach
When: The past two weekends
Conditions: Chilly, wet, windy
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Sea-run cutthroat

Song of the day: “Scar Tissue,” Red Hot Chili Peppers

The wind cut sharply across my face. At odds with the direction of
the tide, I had little choice but to muscle my line obliquely into the
breeze and hope for a halfway decent setup.

“This is as good as it’s going to get.”

Rich nodded, knowing that anywhere else we went would be just as challenging.

“Let’s hope it’s as productive as last week.”

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Nov.
12th

Back in time

Where: The Beach
When: This past weekend
Conditions: Chilly, breezy, overcast, rainy
Flies used: Clousers
Species pursued: Sea-run cutthroat

Song of the day: “What’s My Age Again?,” Blink 182

The itch was getting unbearable–the prior weekend forced me to
remain indoors, partially for health, but primarily due to blustery
weather.

Ironically, chum weren’t the focus while I bided my time tying
flies, the wind howling through the alleyway, whistling as it raked
across the windowpane.

Instead, I had cutthroat on the mind and as the weekend gave way to
Monday, thoughts

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