|I bought rocks with Holes in them!|
|That's a start - FCS Rocks!|
First, can I paint them?
|Glow Red - FCS Hot Rocks|
I'm imagining a multi-propeller spinner jig, maybe bait it with some cut bait. Ice-fishing or enticing the root guarded vertical bank hiding trout, while stream fishing or off a boat on a drop off.
|Hot Rocks next to Depth Charges|
|I like the affect of foil eyes on the glow paint|
Curve ball time, I grew up picking them rocks in central Wisconsin... lots of them. Rocks have substance, they're heavy and hard. They sound good hitting the water.
Spring was a busy time, after the snow disappeared and the sun turned the plowed fields a little dusty.
As a farm kid, I had to drag them; one of my first introductions to the mindless state of repetitive bliss. No arguments or spoiled child - lawyer back talk - back then. Just get it done, it didn't go away. I was probably eleven.
Grease up the spring tooth drag, hook it up on the 8N Ford tractor's three point hitch, raise it and head out.
The biggest decision was whether to start in the center and work out, or start on the outside and work in. Drop the drag, set the teeth and jump back on. Up one side and back another. Over and Over and Over.
The noise of tractor and drag teeth hitting rocks becoming white noise, hypnotic in the constant repetition.
Your mind can't help but wander. Drift and organize, lost in the sound, sights and smells of moist soil baking in the spring sunshine.
Twenty seasoned black birds following close behind. Each looking for a meal on the sluggish earthworms turned up in the sod.
Keep a constant speed and just follow the contrasting colors of brown as the plow furrows disappear under the drag.
We had to wait a few days before picking rocks. Give the sun time to dry the soil again and let this years rock crop show up. Field stone reflects sun differently then soil. I've been told a glacier from some Ice Age, millons of years before, melted and left them them here for me to pick.
That's about it for the drag'n tale, think I'll make the rock picker tale another day.