…or maybe it was Santa. At any rate, I got the fly rod I asked for, to replace the ones I busted last summer. And she’s a beaut: an 8-foot, 6-inch, 4-piece Orvis Clearwater 5-weight. Let that be a warning to all you tiny trout in Sierra streams! And best of all, if I destroy this one, Orvis will repair or replace it. Must. Send. In. Warranty.
Of course, a broken fly rod can always be repurposed. Say, as a tomato stake:
Wow, that’s one sad-looking tomater. Anyway, the third Saturday in April can’t come soon enough. Tho I think I’ll skip the insanity that is the Eastern Sierra trout opener and wait til a more reasonable time…maybe a weekday in June.
In the meantime, here are some Sierra fishing pics from last year to tide us over:
See you out on the water. And hands off my Clearwater.