I fished recently near two elderly gentlemen. One said he was over 70 years-old. And, yes, they were catching trout!
One person talked about how his wife wasn’t doing well, and that he has had some periodic and serious health issues. But, he said, he was so happy to be on the water.
It reminded me of a time last year. I ran into a guy who said it was his first time fishing in a long time. He had been really ill, for his kidneys had failed, and was finally feeling better. He had received a kidney transplant after many years of waiting.
And, all that got me thinking.
I really don’t want to take for granted this amazing experience of fly fishing. It to me is simply unbeatable. And, part of the reason I blog is that I want to remember my experiences. One day, I will be too feeble to fish. But, I will be able to re-read this blog.
So, indulge me as I post some of my favorite fish thus far from this year. There’s a story behind each fish, a wonderful set of memories.
I’m very grateful.