Sunday, November 2, 2008

Meet the Fishing Pros

As many of you know, Seth and I have been taking a fly fishing class. We learned mainly how to fish with nymphs and even learned how to tie our own flys! (You can see one of the beautiful flies I tied in the mouth of the fish above!) We had our last class this past Monday, and on Saturday we went on a class field trip up on the Weber River to practice our skills.

As part of the field trip, the teacher and a few of his helpers would work their way around to all the students to make sure they had their rods and line set up correctly, the casting was good, and most importantly, that they caught a fish.

Seth did really well the whole time and caught a lot of fish from beginning to end. It took me a little while to get the hang of things, but after a very frustrating hour or so, I too began to get the rhythm down and caught fish as well.

We caught browns and whitefish... some in the mouth and others foul hooked in various places. We had a great time and actually ended up going there again ourselves the next day. We couldn't believe how many fish we could see in the water. We were catching them pretty regularly and they were fighting really hard. It was one of the best times I've ever had fishing.


Seth said...

A mere four months ago, Karen had never so much as made a single cast with a flyrod. Today, she was fishing circles around me with a custom leader she tied herself and flies that she had tied herself! In less than 4 hours she landed at LEAST 15 fish including one monster brown that escaped before we could get a picture but - as an eyewitness - I know it was WAY bigger than any trout I've ever caught on a fly! My point being... Karen has some serious freaking skills and I am in awe of her! I can't believe how lucky I am to have a wife who is also an awesome fishing companion!

It's Me said...

Looks like you are going to turn into a fish soon - I'm going to start calling you Nemo -hee, hee! I think we need a fish kissing pic though. Oh, and I think you should taste test your bait...(I know it doesn't really work with the flies) My advise... become ONE with the fish. You are the fish.

heidi said...

Sounds like great fun! Also, I love Seth's comment.