As I was walking out of the store and back to my car, I passed the fly-fishing section so I figured I would poke about. I needed a new leader and thought I could pick one up while I was there.
As it turned out, they had LL Bean waders on sale for $69 (marked down from $109). I did the math quickly and decided that with the gift card I was going to finally get those long desired waders. I found the person who was working the fly-fishing section and asked for my size and tried them on in the dressing room. They fit and I decided to buy them before I had second thoughts. I picked up a package of leaders and I was off to the register.
They may not be the greatest but it gets me that much deeper (pun intended) into fly-fishing. My birthday is coming up and if I don't buy a pair of boots beforehand to go along with the waders, then I will ask my wife to get them for me as a gift (the more expensive ones of course).
I practiced my double surgeon knot and improved clinch knot during the day so I can do these without thinking before the state stocks the waters around here.
I am really still a newbie and have much to learn.