Welcome back to my blog dear reader. It's been a while since I last gave you the skinny. Let's just say that I was busy with other things but now I'm back to let you know that I can really blog it down.
Every year just about this time I celebrate here with a rhyme.
Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo
It's really awesome
It doesn't play dead
It's not like a possum
It's all about fly fishing
my favorite sport
it's played on the water
not on a court
For the last three Great Waters Expos I have exhibited my fly tying skills with the Saint Paul Fly Tiers and Fishermen's Club. It's a great group that I recently became the vice president of.
Here is the new club sticker that I designed along with a White Wulff that I tied at the expo.
The next five photos of me teaching fly tying are courtesy of Justin Carfagnini of Carf Outdoors.
The children really enjoyed learning how to tie.
While walking around the expo this dude looked right at me and said my name, "Eddie Rivard". I looked at him and was trying to remember who he was and what his name was. I couldn't remember and felt like a jerk until he said, "You don't know me I'm just a guy who reads your blog". He then asked me why I hadn't been posting as much as I used to and I gave him a list of my excuses. It was shortly after that moment that I decided that I was going to resurrect my blog. Not just for that dude but for all the dudes and dudettes out there that want to read a pretty good fly fishing blog that's both entertaining and informative. People need a blog that's not only educational but also mutational.
Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post I just put my fingers on the keyboard and they start typing words. It's as if the greatest writers of all time are working with me. I'm such a clairvoyant.
At some point after tying with Justin on Friday I realized that I never got my whip finisher back.
I can't help think that Justin kept it on purpose just so he could use it to get me to go fishing with him on Monday.
Part Two: Fishing on Monday
I met Justin at his place shortly before 7:30am. Upon jumping in his truck there was two freshly tied Simi Seal Leaches sitting on the center console. Justin contends that the Simi Seal Leech and the RS2 are the best flies ever invented.
O'Pros. I was so stoked to test it out.
Take in the World
That is Under Your Feet.
Another spiky Chinese lantern thing.
The new stream paid dividends quick when I caught this little Brown right away on the Slump Buster.