This is Ethan’s rainbow. I’m merely his fish handler and chauffeur on the river 😜 Although his sister was not with us, her “hand” was involved in his catch with her Purple Midge. If you haven’t seen the video of her tying this, check it out in the bio link. Guess we kind of made it a family thing this morning #fatherandson#makingmemories#flyboxnotxbox
Ethan talked about fishing again a few days ago. So that was my queue to plan a fishing trip. Today started out slow as I worked with him again on his cast, mend, and reaction. He hooked on 2 fish but the hookset was not deep enough and the fish split the flies - as a result of late reaction. Two hours into the lesson and he catches his personal best so far out of the 3 previous ones. The kid told me “we are not going home until I get one into the net.” He persevered chilly temps, cold water, misty weather to finally catch this one. Mission accomplished and we left the river before lunch. Being proud of him is an understatement.
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It’s January 20th, which means it’s almost February, which is basically almost March. So spring is pretty close right?? Right... dreaming of hitting the streams
《 BASS ON THE FLY 》I personally don't spend enough time chasing bass on the fly due to a lack of good spots nearby, but I plan to try it a bit more next time I'm in the US or in Spain. Here you can see 📷 @oregononthefly hooked to a large bass in Oregon. What a spot !