New Waders

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.


About Tweed and Briar

I am the pastor of a rather conservative rural congregation. My interests alongside of work are hunting, fly fishing, cooking, and life in an agricultural community. By way of family, I have a wife and two children: a daughter and a son. I am of indeterminate age because my wife is a bit younger than I am and my son is ages with some of my friends’ grandchildren. However, to say that I slip smoothly among the generations would imply an agility which I no longer possess. I aspire to the genteel poverty of the country manse.
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