Flyfishing the Sierra Blog
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Get Your Kids Started Young!
Topic: General Flyfishing

I was fishing the Truckee River just before season end. My daughter, Petra, joined me and brought my Grandson, Marshall, along. It wasn't long before Petra put a fly rod into Marshall's hand which is kind of a feat in itself since Marshall is only 8 months hold. However, he handled that rod like a Pro with a smile on his face.

I've got four kids and they have all been introduced to flyfishing. Petra got her start on Hat Creek when she was about 9 yrs old. As I recall she had as much fun out-fishing her brother as she had hooking the trout. She offered to show her brother, Eric, how it's done but Eric got a little obstinate at her suggestions and doggedly worked that stream without getting the same results. She still kids him about that.

Petra is married to a great son-in-law, Steve. They met in Junior College within a group of students that enjoyed lunch together. Steve overheard Petra talk about her recent Flyfishing trip with Dad (We fished Eagle Lake in the Mineral King area) and immediately took interest. Petra phoned me shortly afterwards to tell me about the great guy she just met and how flyfishing was a common interest. Eight years later, they got married and are both structural engineers. My grandson, Marshall, is a result of that marriage and I think he's going to be a superb flyfisher.

Posted by stevenojai at 12:41 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 25 November 2010 1:18 PM EST

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