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Water temp: 49 degrees.
I got back to launch and Yuki was fishing off the bank, so since he didn't bring his yak, I tied on the Thin Mint and started a second trip around. I got about 1/3 of the way and my legs started cramping so I turned around and headed back. It got to the point that I wasn't sure I could get back. The legs were tightening up rather quickly, but I made it.
Trout Pond fish - 1, Mark - 0
When I got home there was a package in the mail box from Alan over at Small Stream Reflections. I had forgotten I'd won the fly box with some of Alan's flies in it.
I have to compliment Alan on a really great job. The fly box is awesome, The flies are, well, small (they always look so big in his pictures), there is a lanyard to carry it around your neck, and I can't wait to try the flies come opening day next year. My 3 wt, a light leader and I'm off. I have the exact place I plan on using them and hopefully the little native Brookies with be cooperative.
A big thanks Alan, well done.