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Monday, November 21, 2011

Start Em' Young!

Very proud dad + fun-loving son + great fishing conditions = UNBELIEVABLE DAY! They say "memories last a lifetime" and I can assure you that a few were made on Saturday. 5 Yr old Georgie (yep.... 5 yrs old) totally "blew my mind" last week, for lack of a proper phrase. I had a few reservations and they were met head-on by the anxious and tenacious young lad. I spoke with George Sr., the night before the trip and he had said that he understood this was not easy fishing, but Georgie was not your average boy. "He fishes almost every day" expressed a proud father, and he is "ready to go."

This was dad's best of the day.

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Georgie was convinced that he could hold his own fish...

An excellent catch, and a "graceful" release:)

Best for last... this buck gave the lad all he could handle!

Simply Priceless...

There is a large lump in my throat while I construct this post. I am taken back to my boyhood days on the water with my father, and the memories are sweet. If you are able to relate, I am sure you also have a lump developing about now. I think its appropriate, being the week of thanksgiving, to share a few....
-Thanks George, for being committed to creating memories with your son....
-Thanks Dad, for doing the same with me....

Cheers To Bent Rods

Ben Barger
Professional Fly Fishing Guide
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

1 comment:

Chris Thompson said...

Ben,

Thanks for sharing. Brought back memories of fishing with my son Steelhead Alley. He just came home today from the US Air Force Academy. Next year he goes to flight school. Our times on the water will always be cherished.

@ccarsonthompson