We had a great time this past weekend at the Fly Fishing Show, the last one of the season, tying flies and catching up with many of our friends from Pennsylvania. Things were steady all day Saturday, and we tied lots of flies and rarely got to stray from our tying station during the day. The fly tying seminar I did on extended-body mayflies went well, with good crowd showing up to watch and ask questions. I was paired with Bob Popovics at the tying station on the exhibit floor, and we had great time talking shop and sharing our latest fly patterns. On Saturday evening, 25 of us descended on the local Irish restaurant for dinner and libations.
Sunday was fairly busy in the morning, but I think the weatherman scared a lot of folks away in the afternoon. The afternoon was bittersweet, with Joe Humphrey's doing his last casting seminar of his long and stellar career teaching fly fishing and doing the shows. At 89 young years old he is retiring and we will miss him and his wonderful personality, big smile, and his gift for teaching folks of any age and in every walk of life, the joys of fishing with a fly rod. We watched the entire demonstration and took it all in as though it was the first time. We will miss you, Joe.
Sharpen your hooks.
While we were inside at the show doing our thing, Doug was down in West Virginia fishing in a Trout Legend competition both days. He did well, placing 15th in a field of 40, on rivers he had never fished before. He said it was very challenging, yet he managed to take fish in every session - nice going Doug.
Finally, I'm going to finish with this photo my grandson Henley doing what he does best.