Hello all and thanks for checking in at The O’Grady Fly Fishing Adventures. I think one of the most enjoyable parts about being in the Fly Fishing Industry is the amount of incredible people that we get to meet. I remember a few years back when Cat came home from work and was telling me how interesting it was that a neurosurgeon had been in the shop asking questions about fly fishing, and not only was he asking questions but he seemed to be hanging on every answer. Over the years we have dealt with judges, CEO’s, authors, politicians, and many other people that had in not been for fly fishing, our paths would have never crossed. It has been such a pleasure hearing how so many people’s hard work has made America great.
One friend that we have made would really fit into this category. If it weren’t for fly fishing, I doubt our paths would have ever met, but luckily for us they did and we got the chance to spend yesterday with Mike at Rainbow Falls. Rainbow Falls is a private fishery that The Drift has access to for guiding purposes. Now Cat and I had only been there once and that was during the worst part of the summer in the worst part of the drought a few years ago. Fish caught that day were nothing to write home about and at times we even felt bad for harassing them. Yesterday however was totally different; the fish were healthy, strong and way smarter than I had hoped. It was very fun fishing with someone that was as “possessed” when it comes to fishing as we are. When we got to the water it took all of about two minutes to get wadered up and to begin casting, after six and a half hours of frantic stalking, it was time to head home, and then we got to the food and drink that was supposed to be for lunch. Yep, the only way to fish. Well my arm was tired and sore by the time I went to sleep, but what a way to make myself hurt. Mike and Cat caught way more fish than you could count, and for 8 hours, I didn’t have a worry in the world. Thank you fly fishing for giving Cat and I the ability to meet and spend time with so many awesome people. As always, Connell, Cat, Winston, Rainbow Falls, and The Drift Fly Shop want to thank you for reading…….