Ever have one of those days? Well, for me, today was one of them.
I've been fighting off some sort of sinus infection for the past few days. I think today it was it's worst. Woke up with a running nose, scratchy throat, all that good stuff. Nice visual, right? Do you think that was going to stop me from going fishing this morning while K.C. was taking Lilly to one of her pre-school classmates' birthday party - nope. But it should have...
When I got to the stream it was pretty crowded. Even saw a guide out there with two customers. Man these guys were decked out with all the latest gear. I never saw so much stuff. I was fishing behind folks all day, which isn't a great recipe for success. But undeterred I pushed on, tenkara rod in hand.
I'm not sure which was worse, the sneezing, the runny nose, or the achy joints, but I was basically a zombie out there today, lacking the focus to even follow the drift of my fly. Oh, and when a trout decided to cooperate and would violently snap me from my daze, my delayed reaction time resulted in 0% chance for a hookset. I probably failed to hook at least 6.
I ended up only catching 2 trout - which I consider a miracle. This one was the biggest, approximately 10".
I'll be going to bed early tonight.