Monday, May 18, 2009

Tying at Troutfest

We spent the weekend in Townsend. The days were spent at Troutfest, which was a huge success. Byron Begley and all the folks who volunteered to work the event did an outstanding job taking care of everyone. I talked to Byron for a few minutes Sunday and he said he hopes to be involved again next year. Byron, I hope you are involved as well. Thank you for taking good care of us while we were there!

The evenings were spent on the screened in porch in a rocking chair listening to the animals and grilling, while talking with friends. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Didn't This Start as a Midge?

I spent some time tying and talking to some old friends who were in town for the show. There were several manufacturers showing their newest products. One item that stood out was TFO's prototype which is a version of their newest rod for throwing larger flies. The rod goes into production later this year and is a rocket!

Some of the biggest names in fly fishing were there. Lefty took time to discuss casting and had some very good ideas to help eveeryone's stroke. At 84 years of age he can cast a rod with the greatest of ease. It is truely amazing.

So, with Troutfest behind us it's time to get back on the water. We should be back in the boat before the end of the week and with the water in the lakes receding the fish hopefully will be hungry....we will see. I hope to see you on the river.

Townsend TN

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