I went down to the pond yesterday with 2 things in mind: 1) Test a fly-rod reel on a mini-rod and 2) See if the original garbage clean up had a lasting impact.
OK. The test of the fly and fly reel on a mini-rod wasn't very successful. It was pretty easy to cast in tight places but couldn't get any action on the fly.
The fish gave it a couple of looks and then gave me the fish finger - I don't mean Mrs Paul's.
|Mini-rod and fly reel, noble failure|
The pond, in general, was pretty clean. This time I could only fill a grocery store bag. Still...it was filling a bag of garbage after filling two 32-gallon trash bags a couple of weeks ago.
|Smaller but come on people!|
Lots of Dorito and chips bags (I guess they get heavier when they're empty and can't be carried to the trash bin) and White Owl Cigar wrappers - mango flavored?! Plus the assorted bottles, cans and condoms. Oh, my.
Still the turtles didn't seem to mind. It was a beautiful day and they were out sunning themselves. For some reason, knowing that turtles live in my neighborhood makes me smile. I may have to speak to someone about that.
|Overheard: Turtle 1; "No...you move!" Turtle 2; "I am!" |
Pretty soon I'll be out on the kayak.