IT'S SUNDAY AFTER ALL
Just A Pleasant Ride
catch some fish too
|SOCIAL FISHING ON A SMALL STREAM IN A CAMPGROUND|
|THE CAMPGROUND FLY|
.. Enter way too early - beat the traffic. Have a picnic and saunter around, (some call it hiking,) the chosen location. Explore a gentle bit of water full of petit eager fish. Head home early - beat the traffic again.
.. Most picnic destinations are near small streams and some are near campgrounds. If there are still visitors in camp they are probably just relaxing. They are enjoying the surrounding area and not in a big hurry to "see it all." They may even fish some and catch some.
.. Social fishing takes place in these situations. It's not for the hard core. It is for the gregarious. Maybe there will even be a fish caught - so much the better.
.. Gear is simple: inelegant by the snob standards of Yellowstone fishing. A simple 4 or 5 piece pack rod, reel & line, (any weight line less than 9.) A medicine jar full of flies. A couple of leaders, some tippets forceps, curiosity, and exuberance. Some good sunscreen. and bear spray, (YES EVEN IN AND AROUND CAMPGROUNDS!) Remember to saunter.
.. Finally be sure to take a camera - or cell phone. Smile!