This weekend I took another trip to the dark side of fly fishing. Brian Wise and I left left my house at 2:45am on Sunday morning to meet up with fellow angler Jim Laing in Fairview Heights, IL. We threw Jim’s gear in the Durango and we were off. I could have been fishing the Current River in less time than it took to get to our destination — but I don’t think I would have caught the beasts that we tangled with this weekend there. It was a ton of fun, and I am sure that I have sinned but it felt good (as most sins do). I gave my 8wt rod a workout on Sunday morning. We fished until 10am and I was at home and watching the football game by 1pm.