The harshest part of the winter has set in and threatens to stomp unmercifully on my sanity. It wouldn’t be so bad but with my season ending injury I am subjugated to a spectator and not a participant. Just ask my better half…I am not taking things well. In my more carefree days I would have taken my injury to the mountain anyway. Now the price of a prolonged recovery is too great.
Can’t jeopardize the upcoming season.
So my time has been spent reading and researching everything to do with two-handed fly rods, skagit casting, steelhead, short heavy heads, intruders, sink tips, running line, the Pacific Northwest, BC, and the pioneers who have lead the way.
I was in the local bookstore the other day and came across a photo essay in one of the fly fishing magazines. It helped fuel what was already building since that fall day last September chasing steelhead on my home waters with the two-hander.
Chasing Ghosts: Photo essay by Jeff Mishler | Fly Rod & Reel March 2008
I’m just sitting here idling much like the rest of the folks out there. Well not everyone. I’m sure some of you are lucky enough to be “Chasing Ghosts“.