My hubs left at 4:30am this morning to go fishing with his BFF. When I realized that it would just be me and my little man (no pre-school on Fridays), I thought it might be a great day to take him fishing for a few hours! As I was getting the gear ready to go, I realized my hubs failed remove BOTH my pairs of wading boots from the waders ‘tub’ when he left — which made me bootless…so I made a trip to the fly shop to RENT a pair of wading boots. I can’t believe I actually had to do that when I own 2 pairs of wading boots, but I just didn’t want to go fishing without waders. I guess I can feel good about supporting a local shop tho right?
Anyhoo, a fashioned some tippet and a fly on the end of the Redington Form Game Rod so the little guy could practice throwing something around in the water. I’ve never tried Tenkara, but I imagine this set up was something like that since it didn’t have a reel…I just tied the end to the handle so he wouldn’t lose the line.
I managed my way out to the middle of the river and left him to do his ‘thang’ for a bit. 1 Rainbow trout later… the wind had picked up, little man had gotten his line stuck in a tree too many times and the snacks were all gone. He actually did quite well casting, but was still way too crazy to actually catch anything.
So we met Grandma for lunch.