We received a couple of photos of young anglers and big fish this week, so I thought I’d pair them up. It’s great to see the next generation getting excited about fly fishing.
Miles Oliver (above) wrote:
It was Saturday morning, my first time fly fishing. My dad and I wanted to get into the sport so we went to Nemacolin Field Club. . . . My first fish that I caught was a good sized brook trout. And The fish in the picture was the second one. The feeling of getting to hold it after I pulled it in was well worth the wait. When I was finished admiring him, I put him back in and watched him swim away.
Max Benedict has a little more experience under his belt:
On Saturday the 19th, I was fishing with my dad on the South Branch of the Raritan at Ken Lockwood Gorge in western New Jersey. After about an hour of wading, I hooked into a nice 18-inch rainbow trout, which made two long runs. I got it on a caddis nymph, using a 5-weight Clearwater rod.
The South Branch is the home water of Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, so we’ve seen it many times here on the Fly Fishing blog. I notice that Max doesn’t mention his father catching anything. Has the student become the master?