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#1 steeldrifter


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

It's been a very rough year for me. As many of you know I lost my Sister unexpectedly at only 51 yrs old in May, then I had planned to take some time to myself on a 10 day fishing trip in June because being alone in the woods and on the river has always been a very healing thing for my soul. But as luck would have it when time for that trip came the rain pretty much ruined it by dumping buckets on Michigan raising the rivers to an unfishable level for weeks so I had to postpone it.

That actually ended up working out to be a good thing though now. A week from today I'll be starting the trip and as things worked out I'm so caught up with my business work and other things that I can afford to take a much longer trip. Going to be spending about 20 days alone on the river doing nothing but fly fishing for trout and enjoying myself. Won't change what happened with my Sister, but I've always found being alone on a river is the most healing thing for me so I really need this and finally looking forward to something positive for the first time all year. Staying at a little country motel right at the river that has wifi so I'll probably be able to post some pics during the trip

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#2 chugbug27


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Posted 28 July 2019 - 09:43 AM

This is very good. Enjoy

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

Solitude is a good thing for people like us.  I think most anglers find time alone, with nothing but nature for company, is always cathartic. 

Be sure to hoot and holler loudly when you catch a fish.  A few primal yells helps, but it also keeps other anglers away, as they think you might be going crazy.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 12:54 PM

A time to recharge & re-invigorate the soul. Reminisce about the times you had with your Sister, and have a cry or two in the solitude of your surroundings. Nature has a way of both healing and putting things in perspective.

Enjoy your journey, & we'll all be here when you return.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:01 PM

Enjoy your time out there Steve, I hope it can help you find peace.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:06 PM

Nothing puts life in perspective like some time in the outdoors...ENJOY!!

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 01:50 PM

Enjoy!  20 days on the Au Sable!   That should put you at the edge of the salmon run off the big lake, if the rains come that is. 



#8 Mark Knapp

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 02:01 PM

Good for you my friend. Be safe, enjoy yourself and find some peace.

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:32 PM

Awesome Steve, enjoy your trip !

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 03:35 PM

I hope you have a great time and catch lots of fish!

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:33 AM

Hope you accomplish what you hope and reach the state of being you seek :)

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 11:19 AM

Hope you accomplish what you hope and reach the state of being you seek smile.png

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:45 PM

Sounds like a plan. Have a great time, Steve.