After a couple of months absent from the blogosphere, I have decided to return. While I do not like making any excuses, April was a busy month for me. I had the oral examination for my Ph.D in U.S. History. The exam is two and a half hours of questioning by four professors. After the exam, I did some hard-core fishing and as my friend Alex would say, "chillaxing."
My buddy Adam and I went up to Waynesboro for the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival. We took a casting class from Bob Clouser, checked out the new gear, new flies, and sampled some wine. Wine and fly fishing seem a natural, but pretentious, pair.
In May, I returned to Salt Lake City for two weeks. After the obligatory check-in at Western Rivers, I found out that most of the rivers were blown out from runoff. But my brother Jesse and I had a great time fishing Huntington Creek, a tailwater 3 hours away.
After returning in June, I started bass fishing in Virginia and in July, I made the annual pilgrimage to the Green River back in Utah. More on each of these events in posts to come. For now, enjoy the nice picture of a Green River Brown.