fishaholictaz wrote:I sent my gear home with the friend that I fish with.
Taz, ask your wife how she likes Laramie, WY, where the wind always blows, it snows sideways six months out of the year, you have ground squirrels making nests in your dryer vents and rattlesnakes are everywhere.
From what I gather, you are basically on TDY (temporary duty), going to school at the U of Wyoming. Is she away from her home and her family? Anyone who has been in the service and married can relate to her being homesick and wanting to go back home where her family is. She may hate it there and find it upsetting that you are having so much fun fishing for those huge brown trout and she is home taking care of the kids. You are also in construction, which all of us know is way down. Financially, this could be a very big burden.
You don't need to quit fishing all together. Spend more time with the family doing things they want to do until you can get through the years at school and "away from home". I've been to Laramie and unless you are an avid historian or sportsman, there really isn't that much to offer.
Try to make some new family adjustments in your activities. After all, she went with you, to what she may refer to as "this Godforesaken country"......