Thursday, June 1, 2017

The D's D.......

             Hello friends and thanks for checking in at the O’Grady Fly Fishing Adventures. If you are wondering about the title of this blog, I want you to know that it has nothing to do with the Huskers new D-coordinator Diacco’s 3-4 scheme, it has nothing to do with the Denver Bronco’s new D, and I would never be so dirty to bring up the double D’s. Nope, what the title is describing is the new defense that the Delaney Butte Lakes have come up with. Cat and I have made the yearly Memorial Day trek to the Buttes for several years now and have really done very well most years. This year as we were driving out I could almost hear the Lakes whisper “who’s your daddy now." Now I would love to complain about the week but how could a person truly complain about spending four days fishing with your brother in law, one of your oldest friends and mostly, the love of your life. And as you can see by the pics, Cat always finds at least one new friend.

               Fishing lakes can definitely be interesting. Cat and I thought we had it all figured out a few years ago. If you know Cat, then you know she is not morning person and usually on our drive up to Spinney, Cat passes out about five minutes out of P-town. One time a few years ago, Cat stayed awake the whole way and out fished me that day. She realized at that moment that as long as she shows proper respect for the lake and stays awake, the lake would likewise treat her with respect. On our drive to North Park, Cat was bubbly and alive nearly the whole trip but as we were driving through Rand, I noticed that she was out. I didn’t want to jinx her and say anything but after a first really slow afternoon, she brought it up. The weather was the best we have ever seen in North Park, instead of the normal 40 mph gusts, it was perfectly calm. The week was difficult, we spent four days searching for fish and every time we felt like we found them, something would change and they were gone. Our best fishing of the week was the times when we were off our boats and we were throwing dries to big cruisers. Like I said, how do you complain about dries to big fish. The funniest part of the week was watching Cat wake up early and get out of the tent quickly as if the lake was watching.
        So, to finish, fishing the Delaneys this year was kind of like going up against the Alabama defense, even missing most of their teeth (the wind), it was difficult. Fish were caught but every fish was earned. So, what am I doing next year at this time? Pay Back!!! Lots of pics. As always, Connell, Cat, Winston, Jimbo and the Drift Fly Shop want to thank you for reading…..


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