|Not the greatest, but a small creek chub.|
|L-R (Me, Frank Bandy, Larry Routh, Cory Routh, Mark Lozier)|
This was the calm before the storm. On the 15th, the river was a bit high, but fishable. During the night on, and throughout the day on Saturday, the rain was relentless, causing some severe flooding of the river. This put an end to the fishing, but it could have been a lot worse. Saturday was spent driving around, eating and drinking copious amounts of coffee. It was a great way to make the best of some crappy weather. Saturday evening, a prime rib dinner was put on for the vendors of the show, which again, I felt fortunate to be a part of. After dinner, PBR's and Speyburn were flowing outside the hotel, while BS'ing about fish and life ended the evening.
Sunday morning came with mixed blessings. Unfortunately this was the last day of what was to be a great time with great friends. On the plus side, the weather broke, and more people came out. I was fortunate to befriend Frank Bandy from Tar River Paddle Sports, who is setting up his abbreviated display (note he was originally set up behind the river, which was behind him, underwater).
During the day, I did some shopping, and took in a living legend. I attended two sessions of a casting seminar held by the legendary Lefty Kreh. I was able to talk to him throughout the weekend, and was truly humbled in his presence (the guy is a trip)! I also got one of his books personally autographed, and will be something I hope to pass in the future.
|Cory discussing some skinny water tactics|
We also had a visit by the Rich's, which was a great time. I cant wait to fish with y'all in the future.
|Mark, Vicki, and Don|