By this time each year, I have been thinking of white bass for a couple weeks, and may have even ventured out to see if they’ve arrived. I then report back to you all. In that spirit, I offer the Culvert’s first white bass post of the season. But that’s sort of where it all goes south. The problem is two-fold. First, we’ve a fair bit of rain and worse yet, the timing has been awful. As soon as the streams are 24 hours from wadeable, we get another rain. Second, I just got a vasectomy. I feel fine (thanks for asking), but Doc says I should take it easy today and tomorrow….yep, you guessed it: more rain.
According to DMOZ, some sort of website that is useful but not very amusing, the Angler’s Culvert is a website that covers “Fly angling topics ranging from the useful to something less useful, but always amusing.” I’ve said I all have to say about white bass for today, but according to the informational video I was required to watch before my vasectomy, I should consider…
If you’re not fishing for white bass right now for the same reason I’m not, then I think we both agree that this little tidbit was useful. It’s the Culvert way.
I tried to snap a few more photos from the instructional video. The following one captured an interesting transition between images. The editing was so superb, I didn’t even notice it was happening during the film. It was only later, when sending the images to Jonny during the live stream that I noticed. We’ve been searching for a Culvert logo for our hats, and I think we’ve found one.
|Less useful. But amusing.|
The procedure itself was largely painless, and quicker than you can tie a wooly bugger. Nonetheless, I got a little light-headed and nauseous during the surgery and I don’t think it was because of the pain. Right before the doctor started, I caught a glimpse of the instrument tray. If you know anything about vasectomies, you know there are a lot of little hoses to snip, clamp and suture so most of the instruments on the tray were no cause for alarm.
But the little metal bowl? I could only think of one thing – well, two really – that would be in danger of rolling off of the tray and there was no mention of that in the video.
I checked the bowl on my way out, though, and it was empty. The nausea passed, and I think we’re all good to go.
I hope you’re able to get out there and catch the white bass run before it’s over!