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Fly Up Some Ties?

Sometimes my brain seems to act backwards when it comes to putting words together.  I took David to his final soccer game of the season this evening (his team went undefeated), and when we got home, I asked him, “Hey David, want to fly up some ties?”

He looked at me bewildered.  “What are ties, and how do we fly them Dad?”

Last week, I took him to a fast food joint that makes the best burgers, “Super Burger” in Shelburne.  While there, I asked for fries on my gravy.  The cashier looked at me and said, “Are you sure that’s what you want?”

“Yes,” I responded, puzzled by her question.  “You want fries on your gravy?”

Oops. Did it again.  I’ll see if I can find a neurologist to check me out.  I probably fly my ties backwards too.   But I do know I know how to tie a tie no problem.

Anyhow, David thought it would be a good idea to watch a video on tie flying.. err fly tying.  I thought it would be as well… probably good for him to see how others do things. So we put on one with Righty Kreh.  I was quite surprised to see that David seemed to be quite entertained by it and was focusing on what Lefty and the other fellow were saying and doing. We watched about 30 minutes or so, and I thought that might be enough for him for one evening, and we can maybe tie up the Woolly Bugger pattern tomorrow.

Earlier in the evening, on the way to the soccer game,  David asked, “Dad, what were some of your favorite things to do when you were a kid?”  The things kids ask!  I didn’t have to think too long about it though.  “Fishing with my dad was probably my most favorite thing ever.”

“Yeah, fishing is one of my favorite things too. Even when we don’t catch anything.”

Fishing with my dad was one of my most favorite things to do. I hope when David grows up, he’ll have fond memories of fishing with his dad and we’ll continue to wet lines together.

I have been tying up more of these “Viva Zonkers.”  I sent a bunch out west to see if they might work in the lake at Carson Pegasus.  The friend I sent them to only has spin gear, but the flies are weighted, and perhaps with a bit of weight about 12″ above, they will be castable to where the rainbow trout are.

I need to get some sleep – off to club the Franklin tomorrow.

I mean, fish The Franklin Club.

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