Fly Fishing East Coast

Had a chance in 2016 to try my hand at fly fishing. I had a stunted start, but finished strong as I figured out casting AND bug theory. Yes. That is what I call it, “Bug theory”.

Basically you have to look at the water and see what the fish sees. And then try to guess where he would decide to hang and then position your, “fly” to float on by.

I know I am butchering that for our River Runs Through It crowd, but you get my point.

The final highlight of the trip? I got in trouble. Potentially big trouble. But it ultimately blew over without much damage to me: A sitting US Senator expressed why he didn’t understand how someone like Trump was riding his wave of populism to what was eventually victory in the 2016 election. And it seemed like he was asking for a response.

My workspace on the water. Can’t see my HK VP9. Trust me. It’s there and accessed quickly.  😉

If you ask me directly? If you solicit my opinion? I will give it to you. Apparently U.S. Senators aren’t used to such talk. Of course I was thoroughly chastised by higher-ups later on.

The irony of the exchange, and subsequent newspaper to my nose; in the context of the 2016 election of Trump, is still lost on most parties. I know for sure is on, “Senator Populism”. To this day he still gets on TV talking out of both sides of his mouth.

Marky
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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • Had to sit on this one for a while until after the heat cooled. I embarrassed the Senator to his face, but no need to push my luck immediately after.

    Marky

    • Brennen Munro

      The truth tends to embarrass most politicians, at least that has been my experience. This post made me smile, thanks for that Marky!

      Munro

    • Brennen Munro

      Also, Nice fish!

      • Thanks. Overall it was a positive experience.

        Marky

  • tanstaafl2

    Trump’s opponents (in both parties) are still in denial about his being elected. They’re not yet ready to face reality and honestly ask themselves WHY Trump was elected. Given the disdain they’ve shown, I’m not sure they even WANT to understand Trump’s supporters.

    Congrats on the fly-fishing

    • We are in agreement. Easier to say, “Russia Russia Russia” than look in the mirror as why Trump was elected to begin with.

      Marky