Tuesday, February 24, 2009

...and now for something completely different.

So, something suitably exciting has happened to warrant my first-ever blog post. My girlfriend and I have secured teaching positions in the caribbean. I think my brother Mark may have been more excited than I was when I told him we had received job offers in this tropical paradise.

For at least the next two years I will trade in my pursuit of trout and other freshwater species for Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish and other assorted saltwater sea monsters. Mark and Adam are already saving for plane tickets and new 10wts, as they know that they have our couches to crash on for as long as they can afford.

I've got a fantasy in my head of living within walking distance of some flats, taking a used boat with a small outboard and a poling tower to any of the 45 uninhabited islands that comprise the BVI, a screaming reel as a tarpon heads for the horizon and hoisting permit upon tarpon upon bonefish out of the water on a regular basis.

I will keep this blog updated on how that's working out for us. In the meanwhile, I've got to teach Stacy (and myself, for that matter) to drop a fly in a 2ft circle from 70ft away.

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