Michael T Posted August 14, 2009 Report Share Posted August 14, 2009 So it's Thursday evening and I left work ontime....how strange for me, but I have taken Friday off. I told my boss I needed a mental health day and would she mind that I take tomorrow off. She laughed and told me to enjoy the river. I'm so transparent. I make it home and sit on the couch with a gin and tonic, just mixed by my wife, ready to relax. While I though she followed me in from the kitched, I hear her walking upstairs. After a half a minute, she walks around the corner with her arms behind her back and a big smile. She says "I have a present for you" and hands me a minty green fly tube! There's no mistaking that miserable color of the Ross FlyStik Light! WOOHOO! She bought me the 6-weight 7'11" Ross fly rod!! SCOOOOOOOOORE! Now how outstanding is it that she not only paid enough attention to remember I talked about loving this "nasty colored Thin-Mint green" short flyrod at a recent casting event, but she drove to One More Cast and asked Joseph for help. Being the top-notch gent that he is, he remembered exactly which flyrod I loved and packaged it up for my bride. Cheers mate on remembering it was the 6 and not the 8 weight. I took it to the backyard and casted using 4 different reels each with a different line. What a blast casting this rod, changing reels and seeing the difference in a 6 year old Orvis floating 6wt, a Clouser 5wt, a Clouser 7wt, and a Cortland sink-tip 6wt. I can't recommend this rod enough. I tried not to sing its praises too much at the short rod casting event, but after some quality time with it tonight, it's a beauty! You gotta love a woman that'll buy you a new flyrod for no other reason than "for being you." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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