Matthew Reichart

Early Morning Beach Fishing

My dad and I went out to the beach for our morning fishing session and it’s blowing maybe 10-15 mph off the water so I’m being cautious on my double haul; at about 2 rod lengths out I see my fly and then wham! I get hit in the face and start looking for the fly thinking it bounced off and onto the sand, only to find out I got an impromptu nose piercing at 6am! I laugh, embarrassed as heck, reel up my line, walk down the beach, have dad cut the hook and re-tie a new fly to go back to fishing. We both ended up catching nice Jack’s and Lady Fish shortly after and having a solid morning on the beach, despite getting my nose pierced.