Thanksgiving is a good holiday. It is all about family and being thankful.
I have many things to be thankful for this year. Here are a few.
First, the fishing. I managed to get to Abaco this year and enjoyed the experience tremendously. It seems a long time ago now, but it was in 2015. I got to go there with my wife, children and my dad. It was a special trip.
I’m thankful I’ve learned more about the fishery out my front door and can now add stripers and halibut to the list of potential targets and fly fishing as a potential method.
I’m thankful I got to get my daughter onto twenty trout again this year up in Montana, and that she christened her new fly rod with an Upper McCloud caught rainbow.
That was about it for fishing this year. This is probably the year with the fewest flyfishing days I’ve seen since I started fly fishing in 1996. It just worked out that way. Maybe 2016 will be better on that front. I bet it will.
Of course, I have much more to be thankful for beyond fly fishing. I have a wonderful, intelligent and beautiful wife. I have two great kids. My dad is still around to torment me with his tales of all the fishing he is doing. I have my brother and his partner and a great brother-in-law and sister-in-law.
I have a great job that I love, working with people I enjoy.
We are buying a house and should be in our new, permanent digs by Christmas which should put an end to my nomadic roamings (12 moves in 20 years and I’m not even in the military).
I have my health and my incredible good looks, plus my humility and sense of sarcasm.
I hope you all have plenty of things to be thankful for in your lives and I hope our paths may cross (but not our lines).