That great big ball of fire

By Tom Chandler 4/13/2006

Looking up in the sky reveals something rarely seen lately at Trout Underground World Headquarters - the sun. Apparently the turtle who carries the fiery ball across the sky has returned after a couple months partying in Cabo, though he's due to start another vacation this weekend.

Clearly, the reptilian work ethic leaves a lot to be desired.

Steve Bertrand called in a search of a fishing partner to Baum Lake, but with two projects nearing completion and two more being moved to the (very, very hot) front burner, I have to be content with writing a fishing report for a river which has dropped significantly from its high of 15,000 cfs to 8,400 cfs - but is still largely unfishable.Friday's also jammed with work-related activity designed to keep me out of bankruptcy court (just barely), but this weekend signals the arrival of Underground Reader Greg, who is bringing a couple new bamboo rods (including a prototype taper from AJ Thramer). We'll end up fishing, though I'm not at all sure where.

In the meantime, today's Underground Entertainment includes hard-hitting scientific news from Underground Reader Mitch White about 500 million year-old fossilized worm feces (we're not even going to ask why Mitch was reading this in the first place), and a couple winners from Moldy Chum, including one about anglers blowing up the train they were riding on (with dynamite destined for fish in the river) and a thought-provoking look at fly fishing for chickens - something that would have held no interest for me prior to our long, long winter. See you at the hen house, Tom Chandler

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.


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