This wonderful photo showed up in my email the other day, along with a note from Capt. Ed Hurst of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters in Sarasota, Florida:
The young lady, Bari, is 10 years old. She fished on Saturday with her grandparents. She had a little difficulty casting so I helped her with that. BUT she stripped the line, set the hook, and played the fish all on her own. She caught trout, ladyfish, and pompano. There is at least one new fly fisher on the way up. My guess is by next year when she goes again, she’ll do it all by herself. And she’s a sweetheart to boot.