Friday, January 27, 2012

On the Tracks


St. Croix Imperial 8'6" 5wt
Orvis Battenkill Mid-Arbor III
Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Trout WF-5-F
Norfolk Southern Timber and Steel

On my way to Trestle Pool
To fish the falling waters
Tramping down these well-worn rails
Towards another Smith River skunking

Fish or no
It's good to be out here again

11 comments:

Brk Trt said...

A grand photo.

Ken G said...

I need to do that soon. I'm starting to look and act like Jack Torrance in The Shining.

Thank god I don't drink, much, for the most part, anymore.

Howard Levett said...

Great photo and great taste in gear. Did I already post that?

FlyFshrGrl said...

I hope you enjoyed your day. That's a good-looking set-up you have.

Chris said...

Hope you picked your rod up in time Mike, before a freight train made it a six piece...:-)

al k said...

Great photo and lead in Mike - Now we need a fishing report.

Sanders said...

The makings of a great day on the water...hope you had fun.

Mike said...

Thanks everyone!

Ken, there's a lot of wafflin' going on in that Thank god I don't drink statement. :-)

No Howard, I don't think you did post that already. You're not that old.

Chris, just in time. No six piece here.

Al, all the fishing report you need is the another Smith River skunking. :-(

No Howard, I don't think you did post that already. You're not that old.

Sanders, you know I did.

No, Howard... oh, never mind.

Josie Ray said...

I thought at first that this was going to turn into a poem, and started thinking, "What rhymes with skunking?" :-) Dunking? You could expand on this in future posts...

Steve Zakur said...

Love this recent series of poems. I'm not a poetry person but lately this form has been tugging at me. Maybe I just had to write enough so that the words have begun to run out and all that's left is the meaning.

Mike said...

Maybe I just had to write enough so that the words have begun to run out and all that's left is the meaning.

Wow. A perfect description of what writing these posts have felt like, Steve. Thanks for articulating it so nicely.