March 12, 2010

For Junior’s birthday this past weekend we went into Boston for a nice dinner and to see a few sights. I wouldn’t trade my little corner of the Berkshires for anything, but I have to say that the city was great. As long as you aren’t driving around in it Boston is just so much more manageable than most other major cities, and there’s a pleasant hum to it that you just don’t get in the country. Not to mention that the weather was finally, well, spring-like.

We also spent a good amount of time talking over some things that we’d like to do this spring: getting things squared away in the shop after the recent machine upgrades; organizing orders for the next batch of rods we’re getting ready to cut; and planning a few trips for the spring and early summer. For a number of years now we’ve made a nice trout-fishing loop down through Pennsylvania and then back up through the Catskills and if all goes according to plan, we’re going to do it again this spring.

To make a long story short we ended up looking back through a bunch of photos we’ve taken from former trips, and I thought it might make for a kind of nice spring cleaning to post a few. One thing’s for sure: looking over these has certainly put trout-fishing solidly on the brain.

Junior scanning the water for finicky browns

Releasing a sizable brown...

Yours Truly with fellow rodmaker Rick Robbins

A Brookie from an unnamed creek in PA

One of my favorite stretches of the unnamed creek -- does it get any better than that?


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