Friday, March 12, 2010
Craig and Carter
As a kid I remember many a fishing trip with my father. Last Monday I got the opportunity to take a Craig and his 7 1/2 year old son, Carter, fly fishing for their first time. It was a beautiful spring day we started out with some casting lessons and quickly moved to the water. Craig has been fishing his whole life but never with a fly rod. It didn't take him long before he was bringing them in left and right! We had new water coming at us so we continued to stay in front of the water. The trip was very rewarding for me and it kept me on memory lane with my pops all afternoon. I dropped them off at the end of the day and had a nice long boat ride back to the ramp alone to think about life and the pursuit of fish. I think both Craig and Carter caught lots of fish. It was always funny because almost every fish Carter caught he would reel backwards and he just giggled the whole time! What a great day. This is Carter's first rainbow trout on a fly rod!