This year, now that I have retired from the ranger ranks, I decided to get serious about fly fishing again. For Father's Day, Ellen gave me a Wisconsin fishing license with trout stamp to go with my Minnesota license. I upgraded my fly fishing gear, and even bought a rack for my Cogburn CB4 fat-bike to carry the rod. Everything came together on Hare Lake in the Superior National Forest. this past Saturday; trout hitting the surface, wind light and behind me, right fly. Now, it would have been perfect if Jeannette and the girls were here as we had originally planned, but it rained Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning, so we called off the family trip. I still want to pass on the classic skills of fly fishing to the girls before school starts to a new dimension to their fishing. I taught my older granddaughter how to fish when she was four, and now she's 13. Her little sister took a bit more time, as she was more interested in playing with the bait for several years, but now they both love fishing...and chasing frogs.
I am going to go back to Hare Lake in September.