The water had risen since the last time I was here, so we walked up stream where we saw a large number of rising fish sipping BWOs off the surface. I set the H2 down as I crept up on some fish to position myself within casting distance. Twenty-four feet was my limit, and when I got to where I needed to be, the fish stopped rising. I stood there for what felt like an eternity, waiting for this fish to start rising again. Just out of my reach were seven to ten fish steadily rising, which would have been an easy cast with the H2. This is stupid, I thought to myself as I watched the feeding frenzy take place. Both Ryan and Feef were catching fish with Western style rods. My fish rose again to recaptured my attention. With a flick I made a cast. Not exactly accurate, nor was it drag free, I thought as my fly drifted toward where the fish had rose. I made another cast, and this time my fly landed where I wanted it to land. With the slightest disturbance, the fish ate my fly.
After a number of fish, both Ryan and I broke out the Tenkara rods for another go. “Be sure those telescoping sections are nice and tight, Ryan.” I said before he made his first cast. These Tenkara rods are not the strongest things on the planet, and breaking one was the last thing I wanted to do. A fish rose, and Ryan made a few casts out to it. After taking a few steps closer, the fly was in position, and the fish took!
“Whooooo hoooo!” Ryan yelled ans his fish leapt out of the water. “This is the biggest one yet!"
I called Gracy to let her know I found a dog, and she was happy that I had picked it up. We gave him water and food and even made a bed for him in the house. He was well-trained, clean, and obeyed commands very well, so he got to sleep inside.
The next day Gracy took him to the Humane Society, and was given a reference number to keep tabs on him. If it boiled down to it, we were going to end up with a new dog. However, I am happy to report that his parents came and claimed him, and his name was Buddy. It was great news for both Gracy and I, and despite some of the flack I got for picking him up in the first place, I would do it all over again.