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-G- wrote: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:49 am
mitch aka 2 fish wrote: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:59 pm that's not how you fit hinges.
I’m doing 3 dry boxes right now so I’m all ears what you’d recommend for them. Or are you just telling me to drop them into the wood like you’d fit hinges for a door.
i know where theyd fit.
#697099
stillsteamin wrote: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:54 am
-G- wrote: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:49 am
mitch aka 2 fish wrote: Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:59 pm that's not how you fit hinges.
I’m doing 3 dry boxes right now so I’m all ears what you’d recommend for them. Or are you just telling me to drop them into the wood like you’d fit hinges for a door.
i know where theyd fit.
Funny cuz prison wallet
#697588
Usually this time of year is when we bottom out a truck trying to be the first ones down trout water. Although this year there wasn’t 4 feet of snow at the bote launch.

We’re at the gas station, twav said he’s hungover and needed bench whiskey. We did need someone to be hungover for everything to work like a well oiled machine anyways. Started looking at the pints, then the fifths, then the fifths on the top shelf. I bring the fifth to the counter and I see twav place a 6 of tall boys at the counter next to me and ask for a pack of cigarettes. I told him he’s a piece of shit. Then we went trout fishing.

At the very least, my cup holders are back to being full of cigarette butts because the rest that steamin put in there are scattered along northbound 131.
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Camping season, yo



If there’s one time of year that puts me the most at ease it’s gotta be summer in Michigan. The wimmen and I saw we had a pretty 50 degree night in the forecast, one that we could sleep without the rain fly and remind ourself what stars are suppose to look like without light pollution.
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#699554





No sleep season

The thing that keeps me interested in trout fishing, specifically in northern Michigan is that put simply- it’s a fickle cunt.

Want dry flies? You’re going to get a hard rain 2 days before the weekend and every trout in the river will find his or herself a softball size worm ball to keep theirselves fat and happy for the next several weeks under their grassy undercut. No rain? Perfect, the only issue is it dropped back down to 34 the other night and killed every fragile dun in the trees. Streamers? Sure, if you’re ok with catching nothing for 4 days straight. Sometimes I think I’d have more encounters with musky. Good bug conditions? I hope you like mosquitos, and a lot of them. The big kind that somehow evolved without anesthetic— that put their hand over your mouth at night, threaten to slip their stinger down your spine, and whisper “you come back here one more
time and I’ll slit your throat”.

If this were a few years ago- I woulda said something like “but the thing that keeps you going is when everything lines up”. That’s proven to not be the case however, because everything in between the good nights is what I find myself thinking about when I’m home, and far away from a quiet river. Not the blanket hatches, but the focused quiet in the middle of a swamp with the symphony of tree frogs and crickets kept on pace by the just-off-beat bass provided by the bullfrogs. Conversation halts and you’re listening more than your seeing at this hour. Hoping for a quiet sip just on the back edge of that root wad, under the willow.

What was a ‘tough’ dry fly season ended well the other weekend. Getting 2 hours of sweaty sleep in my 95 degree hammock made the end bittersweet instead of just bitter. But that’s ok, because I’ve the rest of summer to sleep when it’s dark outside.
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