We were watching the water height and strength online and it looked promising so that is where we headed. An hour later we arrived to this: the water had been released from the dam above and was raging. I snapped a couple of pictures and we headed to a different spot to try out luck.
Staci said this was a little high compared to what it was a few days before when she was there with her husband but it seemed doable and we wanted to be able to cast a few times just to say that we did it. I had received two pairs of waders from a retiring coworker so I was eager to try them out and hoped that they would hold up.
|The bridge swung a little as we drove over it|
We geared up, Staci put some ties on both of our fly rods (I watched her and tried to adjust the waders). And we headed into the water. I could feel the coldness hit my legs but the boots and pants did not leak and kept me very warm.
|Staci knows what she is doing|
|I have a big learning curve in front of me|
We didn't catch anything or have a single bite but it was a fun day out on the water in the woods of Maine. The more I try to understand and learn how to fish the more addicted I can see myself becoming. I need a tackle box so that I can graduate from my small plastic Cabela's bag but I have a pole and waders now, so I am slowing getting there.
I just need to practice and I will eventually get the hang out it, right? Until then, I am thrilled that I have a fellow outdoor woman to go fishing with.