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Skipping school...

Started by flatlander, May 30, 2014, 19:23:42 PM

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flatlander

One of my twin boys, John, has been battling a bit of the stomach bug lately.  Yesterday, he went nuclear in his drawers and the teachers sent him home.  School rules say you don't come back for 24 hours so John had to stay home while his brother and sister went to school today.  John wasn't too happy about being left behind, so I asked him if he wanted to go fishing.  He said yes.

So we packed up the truck...

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and headed up the hill to the club water...

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I decided to wet wade.  John (2 1/2) opted for a swim diaper...

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We walked down to the bridge pool to punish the stockers...

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We stopped to look at the old Chevy in the barn...

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John peered over the bridge for fish...

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He quickly got into his first fish, but it came unbuttoned...

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Crushed over the loss of his first fish, he had to regroup on the bank...

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He quickly got over it and was back in the game before long...

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We caught about a dozen or so under the bridge, but John didn't have much interest in handling one of them...

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After a while we got tired of catching stockers, so we turned over some rocks to look at bugs...

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Then we headed back to the truck...

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Mission accomplished...

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Not bad for a first fishing trip.


Michael Toris

Right on Malcolm.  Getting the boy on the water is always the right choice.


Dougfish

Now that's just friggin priceless, Malcolm. Thank you!  bd;0


Transylwader


benben reincarnated

That's awesome Malcolm.

His first fly rod and reel combo is nice enough to make me jealous. 


flatlander

Ben,

He'll have to wait for me to kick off first.  I'm partial to the TMF.


Woolly Bugger

May 30, 2014, 20:55:40 PM #6 Last Edit: May 30, 2014, 21:01:41 PM by Woolly Bugger

Cool tr with the little man

When my kids were in grade school I told them that they could skip school any day and we would go fishing! They both took me up on the offer several times 

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Big J


Beetle

May 30, 2014, 22:11:05 PM #8 Last Edit: May 31, 2014, 07:43:15 AM by Beetle

So he didn't go nuclear on the trout?!  Good stuff!


DRIFTS

Really nice! Can be hard when they are that young, but it's worth it 'c; Going to take my Middle Man float'n today

l><))))))))))))))))),/*>~----------------------dave

sanjuanwormhatch

Kids are grand.  Good on you.


raz

that was pure class!  i cry too when i lose fish.  ask tranny. 


Michael Toris

Little glass rod would be a good kid rod. Easy to load and hard to break


flatlander

TF...yeah, he's not ready for casting yet.  I just let him play the fish.  I think getting them out and letting them explore is probably all they're ready for just now.

Beetle...we left a present for Josh in the trash can on the porch.  Should smell good by next week.


itieuglyflies

A trip to remember for sure.....one of my favorite posts



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