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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Poems, Wallets, And Sea Run Brook Trout
Well Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. My chicken wings are prepped and marinating. Phil the groundhog has made his forecast, which is for an early spring. I'm enjoying my second cup of Nantucket blend and tossing around the thought of fishing, or should I say freezing for a while this day.
In December I did a post on fishing a winter stream. I received many nice comments. One in particular from a follower "tenkara ambassador" really summed up ones feelings about the seasons changing and angling. A short poem that he wrote and I would like to share with you.
" The river willow keeps its gold,
'til taken by Decembers cold,
and the winter long, unseen
fashions its spring mantle, green"
I received this surprise in the mail about a week ago. It was sent to me from Todd over at http://kingfisherriverguides.blogspot.com/. A old fly wallet that was made by LL Bean. It's made of leather and fleece. One can only imagine the streamers and stories it once held. Thanks Todd.
This is a framed photo of a Connecticut Brook Trout. "A Rustic Native"
I would also like to tell you of a wonderful group of anglers, and preservationists. The Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition. They are doing great work on trying to restore the habitats of this truly special brook trout. Check out their web site, and enjoy some the wonderful videos and info they offer. http://www.searunbrookie.org/