Trow, Beasley, and Walt Cary – Trout Unlimited 2016 Rapidan Chapter Annual Fishing Show 2/20/2016

Muchas gracias a mi primo, Stevie, who informed me of this event. These shows are strange. You never know if it’s going to consist solely of old men and the smell of moth balls (which for the most part, described this place to a T). However, due to the awesome lineup of speakers, a few of the younger than 50 crowd attended. This, in no way implies that I possess a hatred for the geriatric community. I simply enjoy hanging out with folks my age from time-to-time.

We sat in on Colby Trow, Beau Beasley, and Walt Cary. Lunch took place while Dusty Wissmath presented.

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Colorado 1/28-2/2/2016

This trip came about through a rather long sequence of events. After finishing up undergrad I took an internship in D.C. with a startup consulting firm. I soon realized, this line of work felt more like torture (I do not use this term lightly) rather than a career path. So, I made a crazy decision. I stopped working there and found a career path that I liked.

What do I like? Getting wasted with friends, playing sports, and my super-hot girlfriend. Unfortunately, drinking -at least, in excessive amounts – is terrible for you, I’m not good enough at sports to get paid to play, and hot girlfriends don’t like washed-up alcoholics…Life’s tough, man!

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Grip and Kill

Came across this article recently while skimming a fly fishing related Facebook group. Not sure how many people have read it, but it sounds right, and as John Gierach likes to point out in his book, Sex, Death, and Fly Fishingsometimes sounding right is all you need. I’m currently reading Mr. Gierach’s book. My brother gave it to me as a holiday gift. I will say, the guy writes well, with wit and sarcasm. Pick up a copy if you need an entertaining read. His other books, articles, etc…received excellent reviews too.

Trout Anatomy

Pay attention to where you hold. As some of you may already know, the heart is important. -Picture from article (citation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, back the the topic. You always hear about safe catch-and-release techniques, but it is cool to read up on how to actually hold these babies (fish). I probably can’t say anything here that the article doesn’t cover. So, read up! Comment sections are great places to voice questions or list corrections. Be sure to check those out whenever possible. Yes, sometimes – probably more often than not – they turn into non-sense debates, name calling, and hate speech. Yet, you never know, you could learn something. Learning’s good.