February 2011

A Delicate Presentation

by Rebecca on February 18, 2011

in Outdoor Observations

~ Madison River, Montana ~ Fall 2010~

I realize that if I don’t start posting here soon,
I’ll be forced to kick myself out of my own Outdoor Blogger Network.
I think that would be rather embarrassing…

I’m not sure why I’ve been so negligent about posting here the last few months other then I’ve been distracted. I’ve been the person trying to juggle 3 Fly Boxes in one hand while casting to several rising trout from the other. It’s been so long since I’ve actually signed into my Outdooress email account I’m positively frighted at the prospect. Who knows how many waiting emails lurk growing mold. (If you’ve emailed me ohh..in the last 2 months, please, I’ve been in New Zealand fly fishing this whole time and surely you understand)

I think if you take anyones lifeline and stretch it out like a river, it’s bound to resemble the rivers we fish. Stretches when the current of life was slow and meandering and times when the water of reality took on a swift and unpredictable course.

In a way, I guess I got swept out into my own version of rivers life and I’ve been swimming against the current for awhile now. Sadly, the writer in me tends to ditch me in times like this (the reason for the quiet around these parts) but I know I’ll make it back to the bank eventually.

I do have news and I am pretty excited about this upcoming fly fishing adventure: At the end of March I’ll be heading off to attend the FIBfest at Andros South. Can I get a Woot Woot for that?

Of course, I’ll probably be the only one there that has never been saltwater fly fishing for bonefish —ok, make that saltwater fly fishing for anything at all– which will rank me as the newbie in the group. I’m not sure how well my fly fishing for trout, steelies and salmon will translate on a tropical level, but I’m willing to take one for the team and test it out.

I learned to include Bass in my fly fishing abilities last year, I played nicely with Mountain Bonefish (a.k.a my nemesis, the Mr. Whitefish) as well in 2010, so for 2011….I will add Bonefish to my list of fly fishing experiences. I’ll be groveling for advice in the coming weeks…for sure.

I look forward to what 2011 will bring….and getting back into writing again on this blog.

Be Back Soon,