It wasn’t a dark and stormy night. It was a dullish and slightly cool day: an ideal day for fishing. So, The Boy and I went out to test his new waders.
Like most of his fishing gear, they came from Cabela’s. His are the Three Forks youth waders with lug soles. His outfit is a 5’ 6”, 4 weight Clear Creek rod paired with a CSR reel holding a Cortland weight forward floating line. The leaders and tippet which he uses are from discontinued Orvis stock bought from these people in Massachusetts. The fly was small and black with a white foam thingy for visibility.
We had a talk about wading safety; and he set out into the water. Once in position, he started to cast. Both of us need to do more dry casting in the off season. It took him a wee while to get back into a rhythm. We did not catch anything; but the casts improved and the waders did not leak. We agreed, on the way home, that two out of three isn’t bad.