Recently T. and I got into a little bit of trouble with our better halves. It seems we both don’t know how to tell time when we are fishing. We also have a tough time noticing bears until they are 10 feet away too. I think it has something to do with the glare off the water or the sounds of rushing water that makes it difficult to tell what time it is. Wait…I know what it is. It’s hard to see your watch when you are holding a fly rod…right!
In all seriousness, we both were in serious jeopardy of losing our fishing privileges for the rest of the season. Harsh punishment indeed with the height of the fall Big Bow Bonanza around the corner. I guess I can sort of see their point. My incident occurred on the trip to the Nunya with T.. I said we would be home by 5PM. We didn’t make it back home until 8:30PM…doh!!! T. apparently got the okay from his wife to be home whenever. Ohh that magic word…whenever.
The incident with T. occurred last Thursday at Bird Creek. We decided that day to hit the Bird after work for a late night deuce session. My wife reluctantly let me out of the house under the caveat that I do some yard work and start painting the dining room. Small price to pay for time on the water. T. had finally gotten his hands on his Loop two-hander (birthday gift) and I only had 15 minutes on my Sage two-hander. Silvers straight from the salt were the target. I got the magic “whenever” but T. could only manage not later than 11:30PM. T. didn’t make it back home until well after 1AM. In all fairness, it is starting to get dark here in Alaska and we forgot our headlamps.
So the gods must know our pain and feel sympathy for our sickness (either that or they fly fish too!) because our wives have agreed to let us out of the house again…that and we have strict orders to be at home no later than 6PM or else (Thanks C. and E.!!! If that ain’t love I don’t know what is). Woo Hoo!!! This weekend we are hitting the UK with F.’s driftboat that has never kissed flowing water in Alaska. A momentus occassion indeed. To say that we are excited is an understatement. Not even the first Christmas compares.
To help us get home on time I am setting TWO alarms! I’ll get T. to set one too. Maybe F. should set one too just in case. You never can be too careful.