Talk about dreary days, Monday through today would make one think that we are on the verge of winter. Low sixties with
steady rain from Irma has kept me inside still dealing with pain and thinking
of spring fishing which is a long way off.
I had a MRI this past Thursday which showed that I have
Degenerative Disk Pain which I don't wish on anyone. I will meet with an Orthopedic Surgeon next Wednesday
to give me some options on how to relieve the pain and hopefully avoid surgery.
The one option I hope he suggests is the Epidural!!
In the meantime I’ll stay in touch commenting on your
blog post. ----------------By the way been watching some really great movies lately
while lying on the sofa; which is the most comfortable position I’ve found to
deal with this ordeal-----check out Sharon Stone in “Running Wild”----5 star movie
and worth every star!!
I wonder if you guys knew that all of us bloggers had a
fantastic pastry chef in our blog community. I formed that opinion after I
sampled some of The River Damsel’s fantastic cookies that arrived in the mail
today. These are the chocolate chip variety big and thick that makes you want
seconds, if fact I down two after lunch. She also packed in a great read
featuring Henry Winkler’s book, “I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River” which I
will read while my back is on the mend. Emily’s thanks so much for the care
package; this kind of generosity is why I enjoy blogging so much.
I needed my spirits lifted today and Emily’s package helped with what I’ve
been going through for the past two week; constant lower back pain in my right
hip. I won’t bore all of you with the details but I’ve been seeing my MD, Chiropractor
and Physical Therapist for the past two weeks and I’m still in pain daily. In
fact I’ve never experienced pain like this before in my life. The only relief I
can get from the pain is lying flat on my back, which I do quite a bit. No
fishing for me or anything else until I get back on my feet, which according to
the Therapist could be weeks.
I spent early Sunday morning this past week on the best float trip I’ve
ever experienced landing some of the largest browns and rainbow trout I’ve ever
landed. My son-in-laws Dad, Ron made the trip with me which was his first fly
fishing experience. David Perry, our guide had him casting in no time and on fish soon into the float. The fog was still on the water in places as we made our way down the banks using our 6 weights 9 foot fly rods.
Nice rainbow that give quite a fight on the 6 weight; this
trout and the others I landed made up for the number I lost. Fish seem to always
hit when the fisherman isn’t watching.
Ron with a quality brown!
After landing this brown I can honestly say that it put
up more of a fight than the rainbow I landed earlier in the morning. I lost
another brown in this size range because I wasn’t able to maneuver it away from
The prize of the morning for me was this 22” brown, which
was the largest trout I’ve ever landed. I was beyond happy from the look on my
face! A big thank you to David for making this one of my most memorable trout fishing
trips; I’m looking forward to our next outing!!