Sunday, August 12, 2012
Sharing the Spot...
Knowledge gained on the river is a special thing. Want to make it more rewarding?
My home river is a funky flow. Funky in the sense that it doesn't give up it's secrets easily. Wading feels like walking on bowling balls coated in snot, fish don't readily rise to a dry and lastly, as summer progresses, you have to fish some crazy spots because the fish are in search of food and highly oxygenated water.
Over the years I've put the boot work in to find the spots and ledges that hold fish, and I hold those spots dear and usually, pretty tight to the vest. Recently, I've realized that those secrets are best shared, at least in a small capacity.
The past month or so I've been joined by a couple of great friends as the sun rises on the weekends to steal a few hours of fishing before family obligations return us back to the home front. Watching the gigantic smiles on their faces as the rainbows took time after time out of those hard to find runs and pools has made my fishing experience that much more enjoyable.
You can get burned if your not careful who you bring. Against my better judgement, a few years ago I took a guy who begged me to show him this spot with the understanding that he wouldn't bring the rest of the world.
Turns out he did, numerous times
But hell, that's the chance you take.
I am now more careful on who I bring. On the flip side, now they have been exposing me to water that I was not aware of, and techniques I didn't know about.
You get back what you give....
Who wants to go fishing?