don’t do this in winter !

the first time i tried this kind of shot (arm reached down, camera below the fish, lens pointing up to include the both of us in the frame) was in winter wearing a sweater and jacket. sure, my arm got wet, no problem. but what i realized just a few moments later when casting again was all the residual water that was inside the sleeve started running down my armpits, torso and down my waders. a nice way to get very cold and feel ummm, clammy.
lesson learned: no, it sure isn’t the end of the world and it doesn’t ruin the day but it’s better to keep this kind of shots for summertime…

4 thoughts on “don’t do this in winter !

  1. “all the residual water that was inside the sleeve started running down my armpits, torso and down my waders” – and the knowing what’s happening and the knowing that there’s absolutely nothing you can do about.
    Great shot. The only way I’d be able to get a shot like that would be to use a dead fish!

    • you’re absolutely correct, Marilyn. i was feeling old and limp when i wrote that but a power-shake has put me back to my springy insensitive normal.
      thanks for stopping by !

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