June 03, 2013
I was driving home Sunday from fishing and I saw a guy fishing in a trout FREE zone.
I stopped and talked to him and we then went to a good stream in the area.
He parked at the top/end of his fishing point and he got in with me and I dropped him off at his beginning point.
I just got this email from him:
Thank you for your help on Sunday. You gave me a terrific gift that I will always be grateful for. Before you said hello to me I had exactly 32 casts for trout in my life. You turned a day that would have been forgettable into one that I will remember for the rest of my life. A day that my father in law would describe as a “golden day”.
I hit the trifecta: 1 Rainbow (first fish caught), 2 Brook Trout (1 at 12″ last fish caught) and 33 Brown Trout. Nothing over 12″ but they are really fat. I missed more than I caught. I had cranes flying 20 feet over my head and the barn swallows kept me company. No hassle from any bipeds. It was a terrific day and I hope I can return the favor. I saw the fish hit the spinner you gave me in that clear water and did not loose it, but I did have to get it out of one tree, barbed wire and a bush. This was a day that a boy living with his 7 million closest friends could never have dreamed of. I am going upstream next time for a few for supper.
I hope you have a most excellent week and that our paths cross again.