Wednesday, January 9, 2008
A Photoshop rendition of the coldest fishing day I have ever experienced. My reel froze solid in less than ten minutes. Ice gathered around the guides to a point where line couldn't pass through them easily or if at all. I remember continually submersing my rod , reel, and hand in the river to thaw the frozen guides and reel so I could make just a few more casts to the big one that was certainly right in the seam below the fallen tree stump. I forgot my gloves. I didn't last too long in that cold. That big one is still there.