On Saturday morning I was headed up to my folks place and I decided to stop in at The Fly Shop in Redding on my way. As I walked in I saw my friend Shane on the phone. His clients for the next two days were on the line and they were canceling.
That worked out in my favor (although not Shane’s).
Sunday morning I left my folks and headed South, with a stop off at the Lower Sacramento River to fish with Shane and his brother-in-law, who had never been fishing before.
The day was good a good one. On Monday it is supposed to blow 30 mph, but Sunday… it was lovely. I probably should have reapplied the sunscreen one or two more times, that’s how nice the weather was.
We pushed off and were soon into fish. Shane’s brother-in-law caught fish. I caught fish. We had a double and missed another two by seconds. A good, fine day on the water with a good friend.
It is always nice to be on a piece of water with someone who knows it really well, who can find the fish and knows what they want. Shane is that guy on the Lower Sac. He’s shown me that time and time again.
We were drifting down and Shane told his brother-in-law to cast on a light patch of bottom. He told him to mend upstream and he told him to get ready. Two second later the indicator went down a a nice fish was on.
He knows these waters so well. The fish don’t stand a chance.
Great to be on his water again with him.
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