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Summer’s end

Post by Jon Aqui on Sep. 10, 2010 at 11:32 am with No Comments »
September 10, 2010 11:38 am

The deluge pounded away at the rain fly.

Tik-tik-tik-tik-tik-tik-tik-tik…

11:34 PM.

1:16 AM.

3:53 AM.

Then nothing, save for the occasional droplets coming off the branches above.

Summer had come to an end–Nature had signaled so.

Fickle, stingy and downright miserable are words you could use to describe the fishing; no surprise given how things went in the Spring.

Rather than let the negativity stew, I decided to focus on skill development over the past few months, specifically with the two-hander.

I did get some fishing done here and there, but for the most part, I’ve been going to “summer school.”

And no one wants to read or write about that. :)

With summer’s end and the start of Autumn’s rains hope arrives, on the backs of returning salmon, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat, all answering the showers’ call.

We’ll see how things turn out from this point on, and with any luck, the fall catch will more than make up for the rest of the year.

In the meantime, I thought it might be nice to at least visually catch you up on things and officially say goodbye to the occasional sun and warmth and (hopefully) welcome in a good fall season.

Training grounds.

Enjoying a little sun and a smoke after practice.

Daybreak on a calm summer morning.  Would the sea be generous today?

Why yes, yes she would…

Back to working on the anchor and D-loop…

Another early morning, this time on a fishy-looking run…sadly, only fishy-looking. :(

No matter, we’ll get fish elsewhere!

Nothing like a little camping and, of course, a campfire.  The end is near…

Labor Day, the official deadline: a little recon turns up a new run.  I’ll be back.

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