Whiskey Creek Fly Fishing

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This could be heaven or this could be hell

March 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

A couple of years ago, my buddy and I had plans to fish on a Saturday in the fall. It was a bit early in the season, but there were possibly steelhead in the river. At least there were half-pounders. I was looking forward to this trip, the summer had been long and hard having to work most weekends on a difficult release.

The inevitable happened, I ended up having to work that Saturday. The good news, I did not have to go in, but participate in 4 conference calls and be available by email. Instead of canceling the trip, we switched our plans and instead fished the American river in Sacramento. One section of the American is a couple hundred yards from a Starbucks (well, I guess every location is now close to a Starbucks). It cost $9.99 to get an all day internet connection.

I participated in 3 of the conference calls in my waders, by the river. Working was interrupted by fishing stints. I ended up catching a few half-pounders (which felt like quarter pounders on the 8 weight).

A few years back, having to work on a Saturday meant having to go in the office. Mobile technology saved that fishing trip. On the other hand, hell is watching your fly on a perfect drift and hearing a cell phone ring.

Tags: Fly Fishing

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  • 1 don brier // Nov 21, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Nice beginnings for the site. Put me on your email list.

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