Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Opener 2010 - ouch

Looking at the forecast all week I knew it was going to be very chilly. I called my friend Adam to suggest that we reconsider our January First trip. He started telling me how excited he was to go so it was a no-brainer. It turned out to be five degrees (Fahrenheit)

I got to try out my new breathable waders. I almost lost three toes on the right foot so I need more socks and perhaps toe warmers. I got to wear the Balaclava my wife knit me. What a strange word "Balaclava."

The trout were surprisingly active and we caught many. I was particularly pleased that many were caught on Panther Martin-style hand-made spinners. I hadn't been able to test any of the great many spinners I crafted earlier in the winter until this outing.