Thursday, March 4, 2010

First Annual EMBT Cabin Fever Fishing Tour

First, a shout out to the wife. Yes, I assembled half a dozen pieces of Better Homes and Gardens furniture over the course of the last week (you know--it comes in a corrugated cardboard box, weighs a ton, and includes instructions in English but written by someone for whom English is a second language? Oh, and the diagrams? Sketched by someone who could make a good living tying size 26 Zebra Midges). Yes, I invested a small fortune in new paint. And, yes, I painted a wall while watching 'Amelia' on DVD.

But do those small sacrifices translate into this?

"You've been cooped up all winter, and you've really worked hard lately. Why don't you take off over the weekend, and go fishing. Stay in a hotel. Drink scotch with your man friends. Fart. Tell dirty jokes. You've earned it."

Thus, the First Annual Eat More Brook Trout Cabin Fever Fishing Tour was born. Starting Saturday, I'm on the road for the better part of a week--I'm headed to southern Montana (destinations to be revealed in frequent blog posts--stay tuned) to chase wiley late-winter browns and rainbows during the fly fishing shoulder season. I'm packing a camera (and probably jinxing the whole damn thing), a pickup bed full of beer and a surly attitude to match minds with grumpy trout in some of the best fly fishing waters this side of Paradise (there's a hint, right there).

Keep an eye on the blog, if you're interested. I hope to keep it updated during the adventure.



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