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Fly Fishing Reports => Local Trip Reports => Topic started by: Onslow on September 12, 2021, 18:21:24 PM

Title: Back At It
Post by: Onslow on September 12, 2021, 18:21:24 PM

This year has brought many challenges.  My old man has passed away, mom is declining with dementia, my wife's cousin Bob, who happens to be a very caring person and the cornerstone of her father's family is now in the hospital with Covid.

On the bright side, I decided to neglect professional duties this weekend, celebrated 27 years of bondage with my wife, and took my son to the local NPS property for a little fishing. My boy also snagged a state job, and starts late this month. Autism has been marginalized in his life instead of him.

Caleb is no fisherman, but he does enjoy identifying plants, and whatnot.  I wasn't sure how he'd feel pushing up a high gradient stream.  This was his first rodeo, but he nailed it, and worked his way of this no trail beat like a champ. We hiked 5 miles, waded 1 mile, and fished for two hours. About 24 fish were caught.

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Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: Al on September 12, 2021, 18:33:46 PM
Cherish those moments. Let Caleb and everyone else in your life know how much they mean to you.
Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: Dougfish on September 13, 2021, 08:57:10 AM
Nice, Ken. Good on ya.
Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: Big J on September 13, 2021, 10:32:29 AM
Ken, you up your photo taken game on us?  V:;

Nicely done. 
Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: Trout Maharishi on September 14, 2021, 05:04:57 AM
Looks like a nice outting. Nice rainbows for such a small stream.
Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: Dee-Vo on September 14, 2021, 08:52:50 AM
My condolences to you, friend. I'm sorry to hear about your father, and that dementia is mean.

On a brighter note - I'm glad your boy is enjoying the outdoors. Very refreshing to see this.
Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: driver on September 15, 2021, 22:38:13 PM
Beautiful creek. At this point I'd take 2020 of 2021  b';
Title: Re: Back At It
Post by: Onslow on September 16, 2021, 18:11:59 PM
Quote from: driver on September 15, 2021, 22:38:13 PMAt this point I'd take 2020 of 2021  b';

I'm not confident next year will be better.