No other way to say it, I got housed at the NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year One Fly contest. I picked a jig head San Juan worm. It didnt even get a look.
In fairness to me, one of my beats, the stone wall, was an absolute bust. There was about 8" of water in the beat, except one spot, which I repeatedly flogged.
The other beat I had, Poachers, had fish, they just werent buying what I was selling.
All excuses end with me though. I represented Hacklebarney, and came up short. I fished hard but didnt produce. I am less of a man now that I let the chapter down.