Thanks to a great group of folks who joined our 2nd fly casting session on Saturday at Charlie Brown Campground on the banks of the Natchaug River in Eastford, CT.
A dozen folks, young, older, men and women; inexperienced and experienced spent a nice morning 2 hours in our no-charge session, learning the basics and polishing up on skills. A group of several firemen, policemen and their family members from the Doylestown, PA area arrived with newly purchased rods, reels, line, etc. set up by a retailer who will remain nameless!
It was obvious that someone needed a lesson in tying nail knots; something resembling a nail knot connected fly line to leaders on these newly purchased outfits! We had the guys rerigged and casting in short order and enjoyed a few laughs throughout the morning. The group's "official photographer" (Matt the Fireman's wife) took lots of photos and we'll post 'em up soon.
The afternoon on-water session, limited to 4 anglers, was a great success as we were able to find rising fish to caddis further downriver in some out-of-the-way runs and pools. The guys took some nice browns and rainbows on top (no, we don't fish nymphs and indicators!) and having Larry David along was a REAL adventure! We're back at Charlie Brown Campground on June 16. With Father's Day on the 17th, an "Evening on the Natchaug" might be just the gift! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.