Saturday, April 27, 2013

It should be fun

 

Big thank you to my little girl for reminding me so. I have a tendency to get a little serious over fishing, and carp, and all that goes with it. I think about how, tie flies, plan, and agonize over fished missed and stalks blow, but the bottom line is that it should be fun. Today was fun.

Elia and I stomped through muddy water full of spawning carp. I carried and old fiberglass rod, but the plan was to find some shallow fish, and chase them down with the net. She managed to net four fish...laughing, smiling and getting dirty and wet in the process. It was glorious.

Thanks Elia...I love that you are always up for an adventure!

 

16 comments:

Carp Aficionado said...

That's just plain awesome.

John Montana said...

One of the best things I have done Ty. Elia just loved it. If only the water had been clear! Really muddy but so, so fun.

e.m.b. said...

Fantastic! =)

Gregg said...

There is no disconnect in your family with all things natural as in so many these days. Good for your daughter and you!

Gregg

Brent Wilson said...

Excellent work sir.

T.J. Brayshaw said...

Ha ha! That was fun!

Kevin Frank said...

Love the video. You can tell your daughter is giddy. Love it.

BOSS said...

Absolutely Awesome!!!!

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

Now there's a type of carping I might be able to have some success at!!
Great stuff...

Mr. P. said...

That made me smile.

Brett Hartley said...

absolutely awesome! I will be showing this to my 11 year old daughter! She loves wildlife and I am thinking of getting her out fishing soon

Tim Gerke said...

Hi-larious.

Brian J. said...

I watched one of these videos on facebook and was not expecting such a big fish! I laughed-- good stuff.

That place frustrates me to no end-- always muddy, always unpredictable.

John Montana said...

It is better with more water Brian...big mud pit this year.

Matt said...

Beautiful, love how happy she is! Looks like tons of fun with dad. Great way to spend time together. Thanks for sharing.
Matt

Broadcaster and Bone Marrow Blogger said...

That was one of the funniest damn things I've ever seen. Hey, hunting and stalking fish, whatever works. That was a biggen' too.