So it was a day of firsts. First time I fished this reach of this river, first time out with the Go Pro HD 3, first time out with the TFO rod I apparently bought 4 years ago, promptly stored and then forgot about. I'm not winning any film making awards, but I have to tell you it was cool as hell to come home and watch the play by play. Not only did I and the kids get a kick out of it, I realize I can analyze "game film" when I return from the river. Just like when I was coaching and competing. I realized, as I watched this, I had no idea exactly where I had cast (and thus where I presented the fly). Anyway, it was a great day to spend (alone again, I thankfully have not seen another soul on the water in some time). And I even caught my Conan the barbarian net draw. I keep it in my backpack and yank it out like a sword and pop it open. Quite handy for a fellow who rarely has someone around to work the net. Not that I really needed it this time...but last time I fished a couple of weeks ago, I went for a swim trying to beach a little steelie, so I think I am a bit gun shy for now. Oh, it's also the first chance I had to swing my "revised" Atomic General pattern (not even hooked on a glo bug or bead...).