A note from Austin Kane:
“A pack of GT’s, pectoral fins slicing the waves, charge into the inlet. My Orvis 8 weight rod with a crab fly sits lamely in my right hand, waiting for another chance at the tailing Napo that spooked from the rocks a few minutes earlier. I rush to switch to my Orvis H2 12 weight rod and forgot the lessons learned here in 2022, and promptly have my desperation hail mary cast halt when the volcanic rock holds tight to my running line.
I keep watch. The school returns. I strip the Cortland line off of my Ross Revolution reel while casting, keeping clear of the rocks. A follow and spurn. A second cast. Fish on. Line dumps off the reel while I lock down the drag and hurdle over the rocks in pure excitement.”
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