A wet Spring in the Northeast...

Typically by now, I would have the bottom painted, electronics installed and up and running, and I’d be trailering my boat to the marina. But this spring has been anything but typical.

After 19 years of saltwater use, I decided to upgrade all my wiring. Given the rainy weather, this project is not yet completed. The weather is looking better next week and with any luck, I’ll have my boat on the mooring by Mother’s Day.

The bass are showing up on the Cape and it won’t be long before we see schoolies in the Harbor. Honestly, I can’t wait to get my fly rod out and feel the tug. It just never gets old!

As I write this post, I’m also thinking about the Reel Recovery Retreat next Monday through Weds in Hope, New Jersey. It’ll be my first time facilitating our Courageous Conversations with men who have had cancer and are in various stages of treatment, remission and/or recovery. It’s a emotionally powerful experience for all involved, including the participants, staff, and fishing buddies. My hope is to provide a safe space for men to share their stories and speak courageously from their hearts. So when I think about this retreat and getting to know the men who will be spending 2 1/2 days fly fishing and talking about their personal journeys with cancer, the weather, the fishing, and getting my boat ready to launch just fades away… It all pales in comparison and I feel grateful.

Hope to see you out on the water this season.

Be well! Fish on!

Capt. Wayne

Wayne Frieden