Wednesday, 29 December 2010

If it were not for hope, the heart would break!


I got a call from my fishing buddy Koen today. Apparently there are some waters without ice in the Belgian Polders. He fished there yesterday and caught two pike. Today I had other obligations, but tomorrow I will definitely go check it out myself! I’ve already set the gps (and printed out a map, just to make sure), checked my rods and lines, put new leaders on, selected my flies… I just feel very much alive. Even if I don’t catch anything tomorrow, the thought of being able to fish, be outdoors, and try out some of my new flies… Aaagghhh!!!

 


I probably overdid it again. Most likely, I will use only one rod, but that’s what wintertime does to a fisherman.


So wish me luck, and I will post whatever happens tomorrow evening…

7 comments:

Aleksandar Vrtaric said...

Tight lines, Stefaan and go have some fun! I can't wait for springtime. I am not the winter type at all to be honest.

Marko said...

Tight lines!!
Winter will last here still for at least few months. Not nice...

Djuza said...

Tight lines!
And have an enjoyable time :).
Wish I could go fishing too.

James O Durbin II said...

I completely understand...supposed to be 40 f tomorrow. Gonna go throw some line. Hopes of a fish is likely not as possible as winning the lottery, but it the time outdoors that matters.

the lonsome piker said...

Thanks a lot for the support guys! But I don’t think I will sleep any better now. If it’s been a while that I was able to fish, I often feel the same way as 25 years ago. But that is the beauty of fishing I guess, and it is certainly a way to keep us young!

Ulf Hagström said...

Have fun and tight lines! I know that feeling, apparently there are some open waters far out in my home waters in the Baltic sea, I am aiming to go there a day next week. And as you say, doesn't really matter if you catch anything, its the feeling of getting out there that you're after.

Javier Gómez said...

A lot of luck tomorrow. That you have good captures!