A Dozen Reasons to Fish the Genny on Day 1:
1– No hangover from the night before.
2– No reasons are necessary, but some “whys” may need to be articulated.
4– I’m not a great fan of football; I do not watch television. Oddly, I am still American.
5– There is no closed season here; the river’s still free of ice, off-color, therefore fishable.
6–You never know what a drifting streamer on a sinking fly line will tempt.
7– Chances for catching a trout beat those for winning the Lottery, plus the misery of waiting is almost bearable.
8– On a day like this, there is no other madman in sight.
10– It’s a good omen to fish the first day of the year (if not here, then somewhere else).
11– I may be cold and numb, but I’m upright and alive, still healthy, and the Last Cast will feel so good!
12– Fishing can only get better. “Tight lines and happy trails!”