A gift from the fishing gods

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Matt Baerwalde, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. A funny thing happened to me yesterday. As I was approaching my favorite hole on the stretch of river I was fishing, a plover started making a ruckus on a gravel bar. I looked over there and saw something floating down the river right by the gravel island. I waded over to it and was surprised to find a gift from the gods...a little dinged up from its ride but no worse for the wear. I'm technically taking a break from beer (don't worry, I'm still enjoying cocktails), but who am I to look a gift beer in the mouth? I enjoyed it riverside immediately. Oh and I caught some fish, a couple of which were a little larger than average.
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  2. Mark Kulikov

    Mark Kulikov Active Member

    Nice catch and the fish ain't bad either.
  3. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Manna from Heaven!

  4. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    Nice. It happens to me once awile. Last year while floating my favorite river I looked over to see a unopened fifth of whiskey bobbing along. It was the good stuff too.
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  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I was up on one of the rivers that flow into the S/F of the Skykomish. I stopped off at one of the Campgrounds that are on the river of choice. I found almost a half a case of cold ones in the river. There was nobody around so I had me a few cold ones to drink that hot da. They went down so well that I had a little buzz from them.

    Nothing like a cold one on a hot day.
  6. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    That's awesome. And the pounder, no less!
  7. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    The upside of drunk boaters on a river. Always drop some presents overboard
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Hope you thought to stop and buy some lottery tickets!
  9. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    I netted a Keystone Light in an eddy on the Yakima once. Horse piss beer, but like you said, why look a gift beer in the mouth?
  10. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

    Professional Boaters Refreshment.
  11. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

    I love catching a buzz.
  12. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    Finding a Keystone isn't a gift, it's a curse.
  13. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

    Pride of Milwaukee.........
  14. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    The gods must be cheap... at least they could have sent you a good micro brew :)
  15. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

    That is divine intervention.
  16. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Oh noooooooooooooooooo..... from here on out, we'll have THE HOG FACTOR ;)
  17. Mark Kulikov

    Mark Kulikov Active Member

    Funny how these two year old threads pop back up on occasion.

    Sent from my little square phone thingy...
  18. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Sometimes for whatever reason when I click the like button, the website stops me and asks "are you sure you want to like this post" on this one its a hell yes.
  19. GAT

    GAT Active Member

    Pat, in response to your post, I just noted this thread is two years old. Geez. So much the fool am I !
  20. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

    Its ok gene I too realized it after the fact. But its a good thread to be bright to the top. Maybe Matt had forgotten it and this reminder will put a smile on his face the rest of the day.
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