1952 Field & Stream Cover
(Reprinted in the April 2010 Issue)
I'll be meeting up with 3 childhood friends (I'm talking since elementary school) on Saturday this year. Despite the sizable opening day crowds (which should be amplified this year with warm temperatures), I'm really looking forward to it. Sure, we'll see each other around holidays, but it's been a few years since we've all gotten together to go fishing.
I think my favorite part of the morning is trash talking & slinging B.S. back and forth recalling old times as we stand shoulder to shoulder - fiercely jockeying for position with other "dudes" we don't know - all waiting for the imaginary 8AM starting bell to ring.
For me, the excitement & anticipation surrounding opening day is definitely more about the camaraderie between good friends than it is about the fish.