A story from Linda Bolton, Fishing Buddies 2010 winner
My Fishing Buddies trip was a day of learning many skills, right from how to wear waders for the first time to fly-fishing etiquette. My husband Terry and myself had a wonderful weekend and we brag regularly about it. Taking home over 50 pounds of beautiful Spring is something I was in awe of. And to catch them on a fly line?? Unbelievable.
Dennis was the perfect host. He pulled into a gas station a third of the way along our 2.5 hour journey and instructed us that we all had to smoke cigars - to ward off bears!
I was like, “what?” But a smile came over his face and I knew from then on the day would be a good one. He also spoke of how important it is to respect the sport of fishing and enjoy the art of the catch, good points for all of us to remember.