It is about time. Time that I update everyone with how the late summer and fall season went up in Pittsburg. But it is also "always about time." How much time we have to do the things we love to do and how much time it takes to accomplish the things that allow us to do it! Confused yet? That pretty much sums up the whirlwind of everything that happened this fall for me. The plan was to have a normal and relaxing fall and make some big life decisions come next spring. Life had other things in mind and my wife and I decided now was the time to sell our house in Raymond and move a bit farther north to Loudon N.H. All of this took place right in the middle of the best fall fishing season and some sacrifices were made in order to accomplish the goal. The best way to describe my fall was organized chaos. I had all the plans in place, but I needed to execute the plans at exactly the right time. Ah, there it is again. TIME. Even with all of the craziness, I still did have enough of it, to get out on the water and have a blast with a mix of new and repeat guests.
Lets rewind a bit to July and August:
I could go on and on and tell you all of the stories from each of these fish, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words! What I will tell you is that I had some of the most enjoyable trips of my guiding career this summer. Not because of the fish that were caught but because of the people I was able to share the time on the water with.
Once I headed back to my teaching job in late August, as I mentioned earlier, time on the water became a bit tricky to find. That didn't stop us from fitting in a few last minute trips to see what September and October in Pittsburg had up its sleeve this year.
The fall colors of a brook trout and spectacular leaping ability of a salmon are what the autumn season in Pittsburg means to me. It is the reason I always get on the water no matter what is happening in my life. I would feel a void in my soul if I didn't.
I was able to get back on the water a few times during late October and November as well.
Yes, those last few fish were not from N.H. They were caught out in New York on the Salmon River. They were just too pretty not to share though!
Overall things have finally started to settle down in my life. I am hoping that 2018 will bring more wonderful guests to the rivers and streams that I love to share so much. The time to start thinking about booking 2018 trips is now. Each year I have repeat clients who jump on prime fishing dates and get their trips in the books. If you are interested in hearing what I have to offer as a guide and what our trips entail, please feel free to email me anytime! I would love to chat with you and create a plan that helps you fulfill a fly fishing trip that you have always wanted!
Keep in touch, happy holidays and hears to a happy new year!