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Monday, November 26, 2012

IN THE RING OF THE RISE

The Gear is stowed in the truck, The cold frost that adorned the windshield and handle confirmed that it is time, the turkey is gone, even the horrid turkey sandwich left overs that uncle Stew dreams of all year.. The steelhead counter has been re-set, the score is 0/0 in the first with 5 months to go.. winter steel starts for me in the morning, Im so exited I could shit. Age has not loosed the grip that the anticipation of fishing has upon me, same as it ever was, 4 or 40... the fish still haunt me. This house is a prison to my ambition tonight.. if I fished a river further away I could start driving soon... Seeking solice I reach for one of my favorite books, IN THE RING OF THE RISE by Vincent C. Marinaro.. in my opinion the most important book ever written about fishing I pour myself 2 fingers of Absinthe ( thank you my online friends in a former soviet republic) shut off all but the reading light and continue reading a book that I have read at least 5 times.. sleep will find me soon, and then I will awake and step into the cold air letting it fill my lungs, I hope its cold enough to hurt.. I need it to hurt ( but warm up by ten or so ) they have come home, they always come home.. the only real constant in my life. If you are trying to think of a nice gift to purchase the fisherman in your life for Christmas Vincents book is an enlightening look at trout behavior and rise forms.. a must read- Happy holidays everyone.

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  1. A very enjoyable read and that photo is beautiful...one to hang on the wall! Well done.

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    1. Thank you howard, I love the color of the water in that shot-

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  2. good luck to you,brad take some pics. i am just as excited!! 8wt is strung up and ready to fish..i have to wait until after the next rains though cause school..ha

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    1. Guys like us don't need luck now do we Brandon..? lol well luck was with me and it was a nice day- now get out there, 1 month untill river x pops.. im sooooo exited!

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  3. A great classic book, that book and his "Dry Fly Code" are both timeless and valuable resources.

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    1. I have yet to read the dry fly code.. I think i,ll check it out. Thanks for the comment Jay.

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  4. You back Bro? NICE!
    Go get em...

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    1. Hell yeah! and ready to punish! You should check out Oregon this winter... and help me with my pin rod, becouse I suck with it, horribly- Thanks for stopping by-

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