|Asher and I getting rigged on a trout outing a couple of months ago.|
I suppose you could call Monday a practice day.
Asher and I have trout on the agenda, and the planned destination is a North Carolina stream that is 3 1/2 or 4 hours away. Assuming we do it in a day-trip, leaving stupidly dark and early, fishing all day and driving home late, it'll be pretty good practice for this summer's Rebel Trout Trek. Maybe I'll even stop on the way home, find some wifi somewhere, and post a quick blog and/or a few photos. Trout Trek days won't all be that long, but to cover 8,000 miles and get in plenty of fishing, they will tend to be full. And we'll do 24 of them in a row.
Being a bit of an endurance test is only a single similarity between Monday and our planned summer trip, though. The nature of the trip is also very similar, with Asher and I fishing together and wading public waters to see what we can find at a destination that will be new to both of us. Like with most places we'll explore this summer, I've done a little homework and anticipate a good fishing opportunity. I really don't know, though.
Also similar to the summer plan, the main work objective is to gather photos, video clips and story material, but an equally important objective is to spend time together playing in the creek.