Dr. Brandon Shuler of the Ocean Conservancy—and author of Glory of the Silver King: The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing—sent us these great photos of his five-year-old son, Parker, along with a note:
I have attached the photos of my son tying, casting, and catching a ladyfish, his first fish on fly. In fact, it was the first fish he ever caught entirely by himself. I love the fact that it was on fly. And yes, he caught it on an Encounter rod he received on his fifth birthday. Here’s fingers crossed that Mom gets Dad a Helios 2 for his 42nd.