Today was just grand. Last night my fishing friend and I were bantering back and forth about going fishing so we decided on today. What a great day it was. We decided to meet up at the lake at 11 am.... but I get a call at 7 am saying he is already on his way and of course, I got jelious... had to breath in and out a few times, pulled up the covers and kept warm. Then the itch started and I got ready, loaded up and out the door. Got there around 9 or so. The weather was great but wind was blowing a lot. But rowing wasent bad at all. I decided to try out my new sage rod (see... I had this rod for about 4 months or so but was too peranoid to try it with my pontoon fearing that I would loose it). What a damn awesome rod. I love it. I left the boat launch and headed left. Started casting and retrieving. Got hung up on the bottom a lot. I think the type 6 is too much for me right now. Had a little trouble controling the pontoon in the wind. I need an anchor sometime or another. I had no luck with this approach. Lets face it... I need more practise at it. I like to actually see how it is done (not just read it). Monkey see moneky do! After about two hours my butt was sore (cushion I got didnt help much). I went into shore, stood up, had a cup of coffee and relaxed a little. Then I headed out again. Changed flies, made the tippet longer and thinner and trolled slowly. At this point... no bites... no nothing. My friend was catching fish and I was a little jelious. He told me to switch over to his top seceret fly but I wanted to catch a fish on MY FLY THAT I TIED, So as I was trolling..... BAM... a nice hit. I missed it. Trolled a little longer and again, nice bite. I LANDED IT. Awesome rainbow... on my fly I tied on my new sage 5 wt rod. Freaking awesome. I was (and still am) on top of the world. No other bites today. Didnt care really. Had a great time with friends. Still have tons to learn. Mainly how to control my boat and my line and how to read water. Here is the picture. Its awesome!