Yeah i know, i’m getting a lot of mileage out of the “in Seattle” thing, its a sickness.
Yesterday PJ took me fly fishing, i’ve never been fly fishing, done lots of fishing but mostly saltwater.
We went to a beautiful little lake just out of Seattle, its part of a resort and PJ and his fishing buddies have a deal where they stock it every year and fish it in the off season, its not off season now but there was not a soul there.
We took two small inflatable boats, mine was the normal kind so i didnt have to get wet feet, PJ’s had no bottom and he paddles it with big flippers and has to wear waders (thank goodness, cos I’m thinking i would have had trouble getting into the waders!)
PJ ties his own flys, and they are teeny tiny works of art, check how small this is!
He ties all different kinds, depending on what he’s fishing for and where.
So i’m set up with all my gear, he slaps a life jacket on me (i’m thinking its overkill, basically we’re in a big pond but safety first), rod, net, oars…takeoff!
This place is just stinkin pretty! He told me there are two bald eagles here and they should turn up sooner or later.
We fish by rowing slowly up and down the lake, apparently its not the right time for dry flys, these flys are designed to sink just below the surface, it must work cos I caught two!
The eagles turned up about midday, wow! On the wing they are pretty impressive. The male sat in a tall tree and watched us for ages, hoping I guess that we would chuck him a fish, I would have if I’d caught something small.