Thursday, June 2, 2011

A River Runs Though It Fly Fishing Memory

We had about 5 snow storms here in South Carolina this year compared to our usual one or two. While walking up to a local restaurant in Spartanburg, SC to enjoy some Thai food at the Bangkok restaurant, I noticed a new fly fishing shop. I did a u-turn and walked into their new shop. The two owners greeted me with an enthusiasm for fly fishing.

Years ago, I saw the movie, 'A River Runs Through It' and like millions, I was enchanted by the scene where the father and his two sons went to to the river fly fishing for trout. I've got to tell you that I love to order trout when I go out to eat and that combined with the poetry of the fishing lines dancing in the sunlight in this movie clip, they had me at hello.

I bought wading pants and special boots with thick felt soles to walk on slippery rocks in the rivers of North Carolina. When Spring hit, I went back in the specialty fishing shoppe and ordered a fly fishing rod that can be broken down into four pieces for portability. I imagined taking my motorcycle up to an NC mountain stream or river and whipping out my new equiptment while giving my spirit a bit of beauty and peace and returning home with a fresh catch that I savor.

I salute all those that have a passion for fly fishing.

Fly fishing anyone?



Don Ketterhagen said...

Used to fly fish with Dad years ago and loved the intricacies of the sport. Going up to Cashiers next week and would love to get together for some trout fishing.

Glen Woodfin said...

Let's do it. It will be great to see you.

I look forward to learning from you as this will be my first fly fishing trip in my 50 years of life.