Just when I was thinking of heading out to fly fish, I had a thought to ask one or two friends to join. It's fun to do a girl's day trip once in awhile. I decided to ask two Facebook friends that I haven't fished with. And it would end up being one of my favorite days on the river for this year. One thing that people need to know about traveling with me, is that I start early. I have started telling people to show up a half hour earlier than I want to go. Hey, these two were just 15 min late... I think that I will fish with them again. Haha.
We were ready for a great day. All the right flies and all the positive energy needed. We were chatting on the drive like we had known each other for years. One common thread (fly fishing) can bond people together from all walks of life. As I have traveled, I have found this out. We can share a sport, passion, or hobby, and have friendships that last a lifetime.
These two rocked it from the start. Here is Kerry with a nice, big rainbow at the end of her line. Rebeca is ready with the net just in case...
We had so many fish and we were spot on with our dry flies and nymphs. The other two did more dry fly fishing, while I put on a tandem nymph with an emerger. Each time we met another angler, they would ask us how we were doing. Our answer would be, "GREAT!" They would look at us with this face of disillusionment. They obviously didn't have the same catch rate that day. We would share our findings and flies used. They would give us a fond farewell in hopes to catch some more fish. By far, we had the most success that day. I've known for awhile that women make just as good of fly fishers as men. And in this day and age, I believe that women are getting more and more of a second look.
Not just because they are surprised to see us there, but for the knowledge and skills we bring to the water. I am so grateful to know so many beautiful gals inside and out that work hard in getting better and sharing their talents with those that ask. Many ladies also give of their time in Trout Unlimited, Casting For Recovery, Project Healing Waters and many more free clinics in their home areas.
We caught some extraordinary rainbows that day.
We made some absolutely fun and adventurous new friends.
We enjoyed a great Mexican dinner!
Yes, a girls day trip is always a good thing to do...