Today we find ourselves three days into the fine month of February and I had yet to meet any of you this month.
Yesterday, as the groundhog was telling us we would be having an early spring, I was spending time with the pretty fish at Blue River. To be honest with you, however, I did not have a lot of energy for the trout and left early leaving them to the fur and feather of Van - a man who has quickly become quite the fly angler and someone I am sure you will meet in the near future.
As I was coming your way today I had it in my mind that I would find you as you have been here of late - gathered in garrison and basking in the warming sun. When I arrived at the doorstep of your home my suspicion was confirmed.
Normally, when I find the lot of you basking like this there is little or no interest in eating. But, there was one dandy chap who did have a little bit of an appetite and we would have us a chin-chin. He was a dandy fighter I should say.
Our friend Charlie has made travel to Mexico. Before leaving though he suggested that we try sending our offerings to you by a method that has been perfected by a fine fly fisher in Idaho named Gregg. The idea is to take our offerings and float them to you with a flotation device. Now to Gregg it has become natural, but for me it seems foreign.
However I would try this method today and selected a yellow and brown bodied Creek Critter to drift in front of your searching eyes. It wasn't long until a connection was made, but it was oh so brief. It seems with this method being new to me I wasn't quite ready and the citizen who dialed me suddenly cut that call short.
One more opportunity would come my way using this method, but again I wasn't attentive enough and wasn't ready for the signal one of yours sent to me.
I hope you didn't think I wasn't in a visiting mood today since my stay with you was quite brief. I left you early because the sun went behind the clouds and your presence to me was no longer there.
In my absent mindedness I once again forgot the big trash bag, but trash was removed from your home. Hopefully, with my next trip, a great deal more will disappear your abode.
I am home now tying some more offerings to present to you. I hope to see you in the coming days.
Prairie Ocean Fly Fisher