“The fish and I were both stunned and disbelieving to find ourselves connected by a line.”
– William Humphrey in The Armchair Angler
I’m not a fly fishing guru. I usually learn something new each time I enter a fly shop or watch a YouTube video. Most of what I’ve learned about the sport has come from a couple friends, Scott and Jason—these two experts (my label, not theirs… they’d hate that description) have patiently fielded my questions about the anatomy of trout streams, the differences between midges and nymphs, and when to use weights, indicators, and flourocarbon tippet. And I couldn’t begin to count the number of times Scott has had to teach me how to tie a nail knot—that man has rewards in heaven for that display of patience alone. Thanks to Scott & Jason, I’ve learned enough that I can catch a few fish, and teach my kids how to enjoy the sport.
Here’s a video from our trip last week (below). I had a bit of fun with the GoPro, filming some underwater shots of our catches and releases.