- Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:22 pm
So I awoke yesterday morning to find my 3 year old daughter at my tying bench. She looked at me and said, "is this stuff for fishing?" I answered her question, and she continued looking at the flies laying there on the desk. She then turned to me and asked "daddy can I go fishing with you sometime?" I looked at her in disbelief (she is a very girly girl , thanks to her mom) then went outside to check the weather. It wasn't bad at all, so I asked her "do you want to go fishing today?" She answered in agreement, so I started packing up the suburban. We loaded up the rest of our stuff and headed to a local lake that is stocked with trout in the winter. I started stringing up a 7ft 3 wt rod for her to try but she insisted on the 3 foot pink Barbie pole. I rigged her up with a small popper and made the first cast for her. That was the last bit of assistance she would require for the day. Each time I tried to help her she yelled " I want to do it myself!" I stood back beaming with pride as she flung line and reeled away. With each attempted cast she muttered "here fishy fishy." Although no fish answered her call and we were completely skunked, that 90 minutes spent fishing with my daughter will forever be one of my fondest memories. As we walked back to the truck she took one last look at the lake and said to me " daddy i guess the fish weren't very hungry today." I looked down at her and grabbed her hand and said, " yea, there are days when the fish just don't want to eat."
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