Jun 11

Nice fish Derek

It wasn’t that long ago that Derek was chasing browns in the E. Walker.  Derek and I started to get to know each other through facebook and twitter and I followed him online after one trip to Florida when it became that Derek was not going to stay in Tahoe… he was going to head to Florida and make it all happen.  Sometime between Florida and Tahoe Derek and I actually went fishing for Surf Perch.  We didn’t do awesome, but it was a first for us.  Derek sent me some flies, I’ve sent him some flies.  He is a good guy and if I make it to FL next year, I’ll fish with Derek for sure.

Glad to say that he’s done that.  He now works at Saltwater Exerience in the Keys and just a couple days ago he ran into a big, big bone.  Good on ya Derek.


May 10

Memorial Day

For those of us in the States, Memorial Day is here.  This is a day we honor the commitment and sacrifice made by those in our Armed Forces.  These days we have a lot of folks giving a lot in the name of our country.  It doesn’t really matter if you agree with the wars we are in or how we got there, you really can’t take anything away from the men and women who are wearing the uniform in some pretty inhospitable places.

Project Healing Waters is one of the groups supporting our veterans.  I watched an episode of Saltwater Experience where they took a couple of vets out on the waters of the Keys.

A wounded vet with the Saltwater Experience and a nice Jack on a fly.

Thanks for your service, Vets!