Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Suddenly Spring

The weather here in the Taconic Plateau fiddled and diddled and then threw in the towel on winter. It's spring.

The rivers are in great shape. I am not, however; there seems to be an extra ten pounds around the middle and a moderately vigorous fishing trip yesterday left me wiped out.

The Fish Car is loaded and ready; I like to be able to stop whatever I'm doing at a moment's notice and go straight to the venue.

And for shlepping around, the classic combo of lightweight LL Bean casual trousers, Quoddy mocs, a Hanes polo bought from the pile at Wal-Mart, a ribbon belt from Lands End (these things go on sale for about eight bucks per, which makes them very hard to resist - I didn't), and the usual swap' em routine with the watch and the ribbon bands.


longwing said...

Fisher guys around here don't look nearly as good. Looks like fun. What kind of temps do you have?

Patrick said...

Right around 70, and down in the low 40s at night. If it stayed like this year-round I wouldn't mind.

Anonymous said...

Best pic of Quoddys I've ever seen! Often they come across as being inferior to Russell's version, but not in your photo.
Looking good there, Brother.

Russ. St.

Anonymous said...

not to be too literal but since you already know that I AM... is there some kind of symbolic thing happening with the ties: you have a closet overflowing with ties; you have a car that doesn't have a single necktie but is overflowing with fly ties.

Also, did you have to search long and hard to find a blog that would provide the most obstacles to posting comments? : p