Today we slept in and went back to his spot after lunch. He landed about 10 fish in two hours, and the best part was they all came on poppers.
In between removing fish for him and tying knots, I couldn't help but do a little reflecting when the boy kept setting the hook too soon. Since our kids are often mirror images of ourselves, we parents get a really cool opportunity to see our own faults in action. The real cool part, though, is that if we play our cards right and accept this, we get to figure out how to overcome them at the same time we're helping our kids do the same.
had a bumble bee crash land after running into a 4wt so this spot of his happens to be next to a small public park. Every kid I saw today was more interested in the water than the jungle gym. when you have unlimited access to your dad's fly boxes, and your fish are all over the poppers, you feel pretty good about your fly rod skills and not needing to use bait anymore [/report]