Pages

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Bend in The Rod

On a Saturday when most people are sleeping in you're up at 3:00 in the morning making coffee.  You Check the weather to make sure the wind won't be blowing like crazy, even though you checked it five times last night and the forecast said it would be perfect.  Fry up some bacon and eggs.  Open your tackle box at the kitchen table while you're having breakfast just to make sure you didn't leave anything out.  Some people would not understand why we don't sleep in on a day off.  We know what makes it all worth while, the bend in the rod and the thrill of that early morning first strike.
The water is calm and quiet.  You watch the rod tip just waiting to see that twitching action that you were thinking about last night when you fell asleep.  As soon as you take your eyes off it for a second, you look back and there it goes.  Spring up and grab the rod, bring it up in the air and set the hook.  You're into it now and the drag begins to sing that high pitched song that you've been waiting all week to hear.  As you put tension on the rod you start to think, this is a big one.  Enjoy the fight, this is what you've been waiting for.  It's going to be a great day.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Feel free to leave a question or comment!