Sunday, July 16, 2006

Jake Ties Dad Some Flies

I am back in town, fresh from a trip with my son Jake, (14 years old going on 35) to Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The weather was very hot and we had a couple of flash floods that rendered much of the rivers the color of mud, but we still managed to catch a few fish and spent a lot of quality time together. Our nights at the basecamp were filled with fly tying. Here you see Jake tying a streamer designed specifically for the hatchery trout on the reservation. Jake was able to tie quite a few flies and got pretty good with the bobbin and whip finisher by the end of the trip. I look forward to keeping him busy on future trips.

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