Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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.
Friday, February 13, 2009
After a full week of getting owned by organic chem and cell bio labs, I find myself pursuing what I’m actually attending school for…Aquatic Entomology. Thursdays are dedicated to the research of aquatic insects. Thursday mornings consist of collecting...cough…Fly Fishing, haha. The rest of the day spent in the lab identifying.
While Mark spends his time writing lesson plans, I’m reading journal articles and writing research proposals on territoriality of predatory stonefly nymphs.
Typical Thursday in picture form…
"There he is..."