Lew, what a great read! Thanks for sharing. Now, for those of you who may be wondering what kind of a flyfisherman Lew has become, I submit this photographic evidence of his prowess, just a short distance from where he "enjoyed" his first ever camping trip.
A beast of a brown, just a tad over 25-inches:
Well played, sir.
"There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home."
Roderick Haig-Brown, "Fisherman's Spring"