Saturday, May 20, 2006

Fly Rod Bluegill II

There is beauty everywhere if you care to see it.

Some may think spending an evening casting an imitation bug into a farm pond pretty dull, but to me it is a beautiful thing.

My catch was not as big or flashy as those caught by brother Paul, but they brought be just as much fun and excitement as if I had caught a trophy.

I was hoping for a bass or two, but when it was clear that they were not interested in what I was offering, I tied on a #16 Parachute Sulphur.

I had fun catching some small Bluegills. They would hit the fly as soon as it touched the surface of the pond and would immediately head towards the weedbeds below. I moved along the edge of the pond until I came to the concrete wall that defines a swimming area. This is a likely place to find bigger fish and sure enough, I caught this nice sized beauty on my second cast.

This little pond is full of aquatic life and spending a couple of hours during the end of the day allows me to unwind and to enjoy the simple beauty of God's creation.

"Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

Psalm 46:10


Wool Winder said...

That's one of my favorite verses. Nice picture!

eatmorefish said...

I think the blue gill are becoming one of my favorites. They are always ready, willing and happy to see whatever fly you throw at them. Foamies work on them pretty good too.....
Tracy is right nice sunset.