Picture Post Part Four: Swimming Into Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching, and in honor of the season and of one of my favorite activities, this “Picture Post” is all about fishing.  What’s your favorite summer activity?

Fly fishing on a river. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

Fly fishing on a river.
Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

These Pyramid Lake fishermen were fishing from before sunup to after sundown.  Now, that's dedication. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

These Pyramid Lake fishermen were fishing from before sunup to after sundown. Now, that’s dedication.
Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

This Pyramid Lake cutthroat trout has his spawning colors on. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

This Pyramid Lake cutthroat trout has his spawning colors on.
Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

It looks like there's red lipstick on this bass. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

It looks like there’s red lipstick on this bass.
Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

Because it's all about that bass, about that bass, no catfish.  All about that bass, about that bass, no catfish. Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

Because it’s all about that bass, about that bass, no catfish. All about that bass, about that bass, no catfish.
Photo By: Elizabeth Preston

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9 thoughts on “Picture Post Part Four: Swimming Into Summer

  1. I think just lying in bed and watching shows on my laptop would be very nice for me 🙂 If not, I think I’ll be out playing soccer or hanging out with friends. I mean, the holidays are so long that you just don’t know what to start doing! Fishing’s not really my thing but seems like you’re having a lot of fun!

    • I know what you mean. At the beginning of summer vacation, I always feel like I have plenty of time to do what I want to do. Then, it becomes August and I’m going, “What happened to summer? There’s no time!” I love binge watching Netflix too. Right now I’m on a “Continuum” kick, but I was doing “Arrow” for a while. What are your favorites? Playing soccer and hanging out with friends sound like great activities to do. I used to try to play soccer. It did not go well . . . . Thank you for the read and for commenting!

    • A free online fly fishing class sounds like a terrific opportunity. They may also want to check out your local Orvis store. My hometown’s Orvis does free fly fishing clinics (both fly tying and casting) about twice a month during the summer. They’re great opportunities.

      I do, indeed, fly fish. In fact, I LOVE fly fishing and I’m hooked on it (pun intended). My biggest trout is a 22-inch wild rainbow that I got last fall. If I may suggest something for your fellas, buy a cheap line, put it on your rig, and then practice casting in the driveway. When you’re ready for the water and you feel more comfortable with your rod and casting, then put your more expensive fly line on. Scientific Anglers is a good brand. Maybe you should give fly fishing a try too, Calen. You may fall in love with it. 🙂

      • Thanks, Elizabeth, I will pass that information on to them! My son is SO excited to do this. Me? I laughed right out load. I am SO not an outside gal! I hate anything that even remotely resembles a bug. If I go with them fishing when we’re at the cabin, I’m usually in the car reading (or looking for a toity place! rolls eyes… One does get to that age…)

      • Fair enough. 🙂 Lol, they are going to have such fun with you if they start tying flies. The worst is a stone fly that my dad ties. I fly fish, but even that one freaks me out a little.

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