While eddierivardflyfishing.com doesn't have an official fan club it does boast it's fair share of fan boys. When Charlie invited me to catch the Hex Hatch on the Straight River with him I was all in.
Charlie and I had a few brief conversations in the days leading up to the weekend. People who know me primarily from reading my blog often have the wrong impression of me. I made sure to let Charlie know that, "I'm kind of a tool in real life".
I was pretty excited about hitting the Hex Hatch on the Straight but my enthusiasm was tempered a bit by conversations I had with friends leading up to the weekend. Many had stories of fishing the Strait and failing to catch a trout. People would complain about how the shorelines were swampy and not easily walked. "If you don't have a canoe don't even bother", was a common remark about the Straight.
I love getting the scoop on things from people I know and trust but I also think there is a certain value derived from succeeding where others have failed.
As I drove up Friday evening I thought to myself about my expectations for the trip. I decided that if I could catch at least one Brown Trout on the Hex then the trip would be a success. More would be welcomed but less would be a complete and utter failure.
Saturday morning was nice on Ten Mile Lake.