This last weekend was my Bachelor Weekend and saw 7 guys hitting the waters around North Tahoe. Three of us had experience with fly rods, most had little to none. The fishing was secondary to the drinking and eating and that was a good thing, because the drinking and eating was much more successful than the fishing. It was pretty out there though… really pretty.
It is hard to get a group that big on the water and we had some difficulty finding the right bit of stream or river to make that happen. A few caught fish, most didn’t, but a good time was had anyway (I can say that, as I caught the most fish).
There was a large amount of beer consumed and we stayed up until about 3:00 AM each night. This did prevent an early start to any fishing expedition, but again, that was really secondary. Glad to report there were no injuries either from the booze or the fishing.
There is something just profoundly satisfying about getting a group like this together in a beautiful place like Tahoe.
On Sunday most of the group headed back to their various home ports and my friend John and I struck out to try some new water. I’m glad we did. Fantastic little creek with some surprisingly large fish in it. I can’t divulge the name of this creek as I don’t think it can stand the pressure, but it just goes to show that trying new places sometimes really pays off.