Sunday, January 10, 2010

Not To Be Outdone

Last year Mark and I guided two of our friends to their first trout on fly. With both Krupa and Shocker being successful, our friend Kyle sparked an interest to pick up a fly rod for the first time. With Mark leaving for the islands it was up to me to show Kyle the ropes.

A few days of rain turned the Little Lehigh into a chocolaty soup but this did not stop Kyle. He arrived at my house wearing pink sunglasses, a hoodie, jeans, and wading boots...It was one of the greatest things I've ever seen. He wouldn't let me take a picture.

Kyle Still In Shock...

Delicately Playing Him Out.

Quite Pleased.

The Release

Once at the stream I set Kyle up in position to fish a slow eddy. After a bit of tough love on my part Kyle was accurately placing the flies and producing a sufficient dead drift. I left Kyle’s side and started to fish the tail out of the pool with a streamer, before I could take a second cast I heard splashing and turned to see Kyle engaged with a rainbow.

After Kyle caught his fish he retired for the day and watched me lose a few fish on the streamer before we packed it in.

Indicating Whats Up...

Congrats Kyle..Haha.

1 comment:

erdo said...

Congrats Kyle.

I am sure the regulars down at the Little Lehigh enjoyed your fashion sense.