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fly fishing…

took my grandson, Maddox, out to practice some casting at a local pond. The dragons & damsels were abundant and seeking any structures to land upon…to include the rod.

Fly Fishing-Dragon fly-SwittersB


Moving upriver…

Here is a Chinook Salmon moving up the fish ladder at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. A subterranean viewing room allows visitors to watch all manner of fish swimming against a strong current, moving up the fish ladder. This has allowed the fish to bypass the deadly turbines of the dam’s hydroelectric process. Here, my Grandson Maddox took in the Salmon & Steelhead moving by the viewing windows.

bonneville dam, fish, Maddox, SwittersB

salmon, Bonneville Dam fish ladder, Maddox, SwittersB


Fly Fishing: The Beginnings

Evan and Maddox Muncy Fly Fishing (swittersb)

In the simplest terms, a child watching mom or dad fish often peeks their curiosity to learn more. They want to be near the parent (or uncle or aunt, or significant other) and they want to know what is so much fun to take you away from them. I have fond memories of introducing three sons to fly fishing. I tried with the daughter, but you can’t win them all.

I believe before the introduction of a float tube, much can be taught shore side with first a spinning reel, casting bubble and a fly. Pick an optimum time for the hatch and at first cast for them, let them slowly reel in and hopefully enjoy the hookup. I used this technique a lot when backpacking, using a collapsible rod and small reel. The kids came to appreciate the worth of a fly and the enjoyment of releasing most of the fish. All my sons were accomplished drift gear fishermen for steelhead, salmon and trout. Yet, all now primarily enjoy fly fishing and are adept with single handed and two handed rods. Patience is ALWAYS a virtue.

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