Leave this to the foolhardy and to the veteran expert

A catch to start the new year. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SOMEWHERE IN NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT — It was almost 50 degrees when I leapt from the bed at the crack of 8:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. 

The hand computer informed me that, while it had rained the night before, there was no more rain in the immediate future. 

And a quick check of the USGS gauge on the Salmon Kill told me that while it had risen a bit, the additional flow was minor. 

So clearly it was a day to check out a little blue line.

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