I have not really posted much during the winter months.
I’ve read the following books over the last few weeks:
Trout Madness by Robert Traver
The River Home by Jerry Dennis
Brook Trout and the Writing Life by Craig Nova
I’ve tied up a few flies.
The Michigan Fly Fishing Expo is in about one month.
The snow pack has melted flooding most of the local water, and then some more snow came back today.
I started looking at river maps.
Opening day is 2 months and 10 days away.
I recently heard Rusty Gates (www.gateslodge.com) give an interview on my local NPR station. You can actually listen to the interview here if it is still available, at around 1 hour 30 minutes into the show.
He is a defender of one of the most precious rivers in the state (if not the country), the Au Sable. Several days after hearing this interview, I saw posts on several forums that he was sick. It seems he has lung cancer, and for anyone who reads my blog I am requesting that you intercede with prayer. My desire is that God would heal him, and that is what I pray.