Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Living a Little

I tend to be a bit frugal. Friends and family have become accustomed to my hand-made gifts (flies and photo prints are perennial favorites), the rarity with which I spring for the bar tab, and my preference for fishing waters close to home (the Gallatin again?!?).

Yet I realize that sometimes a guy has to live a little, so on New Year's Day I shelled out forty hard earned dollars to fish the hallowed water of a private spring creek named DePuy. Was it worth it? The penny pincher in me can't help but break it down into dollars and cents, and the fact that each trout I caught on this day cost me an average of four dollars. The flipside of the coin is that I'd have enjoyed the fishing even if I had only caught a single trout. This day was all about experiencing a special place, spending time on the water with friends, and starting the year off in an enjoyable - and uncharacteristic - fashion.

I can think of worse ways to spend $40...
The Anglers Hut... what I wouldn't give to call this little fixer upper home!

Enjoying some hut time.


  1. Looks like you splurged on good beer too. Happy New Year.

  2. Brett - Yes, someone had good taste in their choice of beer, but I can't take credit... the beer was mooched. I'm starting to sound like a broken record... I do have some redeeming qualities, really. Happy New Year.

  3. Great way to bring in the New Year!!!

    Love the "Hut"

  4. I know what you mean about being frugal. I live on the other side of the state, and if I wasn't so frugal, I'd make that 8 hour drive to the mountains more often.

  5. I dig it Will... Good times on the water doing what fish do... Live..