Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Study in Appreciation #2:

I just paddled. Round and round the lake with eyes locked on this young guy pictured below. He took to the reel well - understanding and handling the various functions it offers. Took to bait well too - impaled worms on his hook. He's caught his share of sunnies flipping little nymphs from docks but I wanted to get him a fish that would rap on his line so he could feel the take. He got a few. At one point of hookup I was looking right at him. Great image burned into my mind of eyes widening and a mouth forming an "O" shape and a boy saying I got one I got one. And again the take is the premiere moment.