Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The time has come, the stakes have risen

The time for fiscal responsibility has passed and the time to fish has come.

In order to make my trip to the Olympic Peninsula happen, I've had to request my paycheck early, acquire a second credit card and put basically the entire trip on it, postpone bills, let my travel partner pay for more than his fair share (he insists he's happy to), drink shitty beer, wish-and-wash, and stress far more than I'm used to. If I wasn't confident it'll be worth it, I would never consider doing any of that.

After pulling all that, there's a slight chance I could be a dirt-bag fly fisherman after all (even so, you won't hear about my "sick" or "epic" trip, although I might mention how wonderful or terrific it was ... so probably still not
a dirt bag).

And then came the announcement that "most" steelhead fishing in Washington will close on February 1. Frig. Apparently, the OP should be good to go. 

All things considered, the stakes have risen. Better catch something. Or at least see something cool...

6 comments:

e.m.b. said...

Best of luck!!! And many thanks for the promise of absence of "sick" and "epic" in your report! ;)

yukon said...

will you use "gnar gnar" in your report?

the brawgs (bros and dawgs) really love their "gnar gnar" trips.

Good luck sir.

Joshua Bergan said...

Thanks for the well wishes. "Gnar gnar" to you both.

Royal Wulff said...

Godspeed and tight lines. It' l sooo be worth it. Mike

Joshua Bergan said...

I am looking forward to it. Thanks.

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Life is to short for twist off beer caps! Waiting to read all about it!