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on February 7, 2014, 00:26

Jacaranda Trees

By on February 7, 2014

Jacaranda Tree

If you see this…grab your rod and a tide chart!

Perhaps you’re wondering  why a post about this purple, paint-eating tree is lingering in a community devoted to surf fly fishing. To the outsider, those of us that live on streets lined like this, we are the lucky ones. Each Spring, they are in full bloom, covering our streets as if they were the gateway to a southern plantation. On some days, the flowers fall with such synchronization, it appears as if it is snowing. In some respects, it is quite beautiful. In reality, it blows! The flowers are sticky, they cling to your feet with the strength of super glue, they  mess up your carpet, they attract bees like nothing else on earth, and yes, if you park under one, your paint job is toast.

But….those of us ‘lucky enough’ to live on these streets do have some quirky advantage. We have it on good authority that when these delicate beasts start to bloom, the corbina show up in our local waters and it’s game time!

So the next time you’re in our neighborhoods and you see purple, come back to Surfin’ Merkin for a good look at the tide charts!

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