I had about 4 hours this afternoon to play with. There was a break in the weather and my options were ride the scooter (motorcycle), mow the lawn, piddle dink around or search for sea runs. I chose searching for sea runs. I went to a beach I seldom fish anymore because I bought a boat. Not sure why i bought the boat, maybe because I don't really like listening to kids scream while mom is texting on her phone. Really, you bring your kids to the beach, pay attention to them. Enough! I needed a reason to try out my now stripping basket. Thanks to the folks at Puget Sound Fly Co, I purchased a new basket. My William Joseph mesh basket needed a change. I will try berry picking with it in the fall. Moving along now. I arrived about 4 hours before high tide. I chose a clouser to start off with. I had one hit and a brief battle with a small fish. I was happy. The sun was masked by clouds, a slight wind and I found a willing fish. A fly change provided another opportunity. This brute hit moments after the fly landed. The fish was about 16- 17 inches and fat. Sorry no pics. A short time later, I released another fish about the same size from about 40 feet away, My day was getting better and the rolled muddler was getting beat up. As I got the "sweet spot", I thought I needed to wade a little deeper. As usual, I was wrong!!! A fish rolled about 12 feet in front of me. I understood the message and backed up. A short time later I hooked another 14 inch fat SRC. A great afternoon of testing a new stripping basket if you ask me.