That's right, me.
Two weeks ago I won a random drawing for pretty nice healthy cooking cookbook. Hey that's cool right, I haven't won any thing in a while.
Then two days later I logged in and found an email from the National Trout Center in Preston, MN informing me that I had won Grand Prize for the 2012 Raffle! The Grand Prize being a Headwaters Bamboo Company fly rod. Specifically, a Peerless Santiam 7'0" 5/6 wt, Medium action with two tips and a very nice rod sock and tube. I confirmed that they address they had was correct and they said they would send it to me via UPS. Great! But, it showed up the day after inland trout season closed. So I'll have to wait a bit before slaying some trout with my newly won prize, but I think it will be worth it.
I did take a peek at the Headwaters website and it would appear that the value of the rod is the $800 range, not bad for spending much less than that on the raffle tickets, unless you count up (and let's not do that) all the raffle tickets over the years trying to win a bamboo rod made by Dave Norling at various Trout Unlimited Raffles. The Headwaters rod felt very nice and has great looking real seat. I'll have to take some pictures to post of it when I have some free time later on.
This coming weekend, I'll be fishing for Muskies on Saturday with a friend on our annual trip with Wendy from the Hayward Fly Fishing Company. As for our 12th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jen and I will be holding on to our tradition of the past several years, which is that we will be standing in cold water fishing for steelhead in the north woods of Wisconsin taking time to stop from our busy lives to enjoy mother nature, friends, hopefully a fish or two and life in general.
Fall is here...go hunt, go fish, go ride your motorcycle, just go out and enjoy it all whatever it is that gets you going! Winter will be here before you know it.
|Our group (Star Chapt 444) that went on the Lienie's fall motorcycle ride.|