I guess its the lot of parents, teachers and ageing fly fishing guides. You watch them start out on the path, all wide eyed and innocent, sponges for information. Then they grow up fast.
I received this pic from my Cincinnati mate Ted Grossman. I known Ted since a great trip several years ago when I was guiding on the uppermost tailwaters of the White, and we have stayed in touch since then. Three kids, two adults, two guides and a whole bunch of fun.
I got the kids the first morning, it didn’t take long for Em to catch her first wild rainbow, learning the craft. The guide learnt to retie leaders faster than ever before. The two days went way too fast a firm friendships were made.
Then Ted sends me the pic of Emily’s steelhead taken this year on trip to Oregon. That is one hell of a fish from that tight water. Wish I’d been there to watch it. Thanks to you both
DRY Run Creek is a special fishery. But its still taken over 12 months for us to get a fly rod in our eldest daughter Crystal’s hand. 4 casts and 3 fish later she finds this great brown.
Dry Run Creek is on fire right now, bring your under-16 fly fishers over and we can help them find fish like these.
This is my stepdaughter tying one of my favorite patterns for Norfork at the ’07 Conclave in Mountain Home.
I think this was basically my bud Chad Johnson’s pattern, butCrystal’s a dab hand at whipping them out with the thin profile I really like.
If you are a born in the southern part of Australia, the last weekend in September means one thing _ the AFL Grand Final. This is our football, no pad, no helmets, 120 minutes of fun.
Nothing like it. I only stopped playing when I moved to the States, probably 25 years in the game.
Tonight at11pm I’ll watch it live for only the second time since being on this side of the Pond. if you have dish network sports packages its Ch 406.
Enjoy the highlights reel.
Our man at SA Eric Kraimer sent us this link. Very cool new e-magazine, some great pics, the scroll through feature a bit unwieldy for me, perhaps I should let one of my teenagers turn the pages. Great photography tho from Brian O’Keefe