I started fly fishing in 1999 at the suggestion of my mother. She and my father had visited a friend’s new home in Wyoming. The host asked my father if he and my mother wanted to go fly fishing. My father said that he did but he didn’t think my mom would want to. Well my mother said, “I want to go! I may not like it but I want to try it.” She came back from the trip and told me she thought I’d really enjoy it. I thought fishing was about sitting on a dock watching a bobber for hours...yawn! Then I saw an article on a fly fishing seminar in Redding and asked my mom if she wanted to go. We signed up with no idea what to expect. Over three days, Rachel Andras taught my mother and I the basics of fly fishing. Although my mom has hung up her waders I'm still out here fishing!
Fly fishing is my hobby and I’m passionate about it. I’m also passionate about conserving, preserving and restoring our fish and rivers. Please find out more about your local conservation organization and get involved!
Snappy comebacks; Moose Drool beer; fly fishing; Trout Boys; silence; birthdays; a sarcastic dry wit; Justified; being open minded; The Wire; the internet; spell check; calculators; laughing so hard you cry; a hot shower with a cold beer; great weather; Ice tea with lots of lemon; self-awareness; naps; the smell of fresh laundry; opening presents Christmas day not Christmas eve; undying loyalty; people who let you merge on the freeway; antidotes; making up words like “hopetimistic” and "hillarical"; brutal honesty without brutality; expiration dates on food; perspective; people who do rather then say; books by Michael Lewis; when hope triumphs over experience; lemon zest; righteousness without self-righteousness; black coffee; the man in the arena; all cheese.
People who litter; ignorance; diet coke; spiders; sense of entitlement; onions; being in the security line behind the person who never flies; men with long hair; snakes; people who interrupt; snarled lines; lack of curiosity; using the hand to simulate a phone receiver; turbulence; slow talkers; people who invade your bubble; gutbuckets; phrases like “thinking outside of the box” and words like “synergy,” “robust” or “resonate”; excuses; Astroturf; people who never take their hands-free headset off; did I mention snakes?
Recently I learned about mosaics and started creating some pieces for family and friends. Now I'm selling some locally and working on commission. If you're interested please check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityMosaics