I had a great time with Project Healing Waters today on the Watauga. Drew got his first fish on a fly, Mark earned the right to have his picture taken with the Pro Staff koozie, fish were caught, laughs were had, Barbecue was awesome...Great day!
A rainbow trout would’ve been the cherry on top🍒Wasn’t for lack of trying that’s for sure!
@5wt_drifter and I covered some ground🎣Had a brookie, cutty, brown and splake hit the net🐟Well...the splake hit my hat since my net wasn’t on hand😂🧢Improve!
< Wonder Woman >
Meet Heather. Heather loves the sport of fly fishing and being outdoors more than the majority of men I know. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to take this beautiful woman and her husband out to hook up on her first ever Yellowstone cutthroat. As you can see, she nailed it. Heather is probably one of the most kind and outgoing people I've ever had the chance to meet. If she wasn't making a joke about herself, SHE was asking ME or her husband if we wanted something to drink, eat, etc.
However, everybody has their cross to bare. Along with the amazing attitude and passion, Heather is currently fighting a battle against terminal cancer. When taking new people fishing, you never know who or what they're going to be. Some people take everything around them for granted, and simply don't have the respect for the outdoors we as fly fishermen should have. But every now and then, I get people who truly make me appreciate people. Miss Heather made me appreciate people a lot more. Not once did I look at her and not see a smile on her face. I was humbled all day long by her determination. It's safe to say God works in mysterious ways. But I hope and pray I gave back to her at least a fraction of the impact she had on me.
Nothing like a fishy meet up with friends on the west slope/best slope to make the weekend fly by!🎣Awesome when whirlwind trips work out!
Can’t thank @tysureshot enough for a killer day out in his stomping grounds and all the tips to help improve my still water game🐟If you’re ever headed west make sure you hit him up at @westernanglersflyshop ~
Thanks Kari for pulling everything together- and I left the cops at home as promised!😂Looking forward to next time!!🎣