And the fly-fishing gods responded….

Orvis rod

…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:

Fly rod tomato

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:

Owens River in August.
Owens River in August.
Actually, from 2012. What appears to be a hybrid golden trout near Johnston Lake.
Actually, from 2012. What appears to be a hybrid golden trout caught near Johnston Lake. Maybe MInaret Creek.
This was fun. Trout-watching on McGee creek in October.
This was fun. Trout-watching on McGee creek in October.

See you out on the water. And hands off my Clearwater.

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2 thoughts on “And the fly-fishing gods responded….

    • West-centric January 20, 2014 / 4:20 am

      Thanks, and same to you…I’m really looking forward to using my new Clearwater.

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