We had an incredible time.
More on that later.
I thought this outing would present an ideal opportunity to try out the spey reel fatman gave me, so I attached it to my old bamboo two-hander and went to town.
After a few casts I snagged the fly and gave it a tug.
The results were spectacular.
I've now the perfect excuse to just sit on the bank in my foldy-chair and drink beer while Mitch shows me all he's learned from his casting instructor.
I may also have a new bamboo trout rod, though I'll reserve judgement on that until brent-e has a chance to examine what's left of the mess I made.
I couldn't have planned this better if I'd tried.