Packing up the Fall River Fly rod and my beloved Abel Fly Reel we made the journey out and with clear instructions on how to get back to the place they dropped me off, I headed out alone. As they drove off I half wondered if they could find their way back though the tangle of back country roads.
For a brief moment I contemplated tying on another blacknose dace but a rise of a grey fly from the waters at my feet told me that it was time to give the dry fly another shot.
Looking at my watch I saw that my time on the water was nearing an end and after a final cast with a caddis pattern that yielded a large Dace, I packed it up and started down the path for the nearly two mile walk back to meet my ride. Another great day on the water and another load of trout (and one Dace) to add to the legacy of this river.
Without a doubt I would have to say that fishing with great equipment added to the pleasure of the afternoon. The Fall River bamboo fly rod and my fantastic Abel Fly Reel are so greatly paired for each other that they should have been sold as a set. The two pieces of equipment are a thing of beauty and do every fish justice that are pictured next to it. I would have never thought such a combo of fine quality equipment would have impacted how I fished but it truly has. It is shear joy to cast to beautiful fish on a stunning river with flawless equipment.