Sunday, June 26, 2011

Full Recovery

Last Thursday our daughter Hadley had out patient surgery to remove her adenoids and since then she has been taking it easy to heal.  Yesterday she had enough of the couch (but not the popsicles and ice cream) and was ready to get out and play.  She asked at breakfast if we could go fly fishing on the pond which certainly wasn't hard to talk me into.

It took just a few minutes to assemble our gear for the morning.  It's great to have waterproof bags and boxes to use with the kayaks to keep everything dry.

It had been awhile since I had used the Versa Board and had forgotten how much fun this SUP kayak is to paddle and fly fish from. 

For whatever reason the bluegill bed pretty deep in this pond and certainly aren't pushovers.  We were able to tempt a few on a brown Briminator which I am considering as the one fly that panfish just can't refuse.

Hadley working on her "Grip and Grin".

The Briminator does it again.  They're delectable.

Without a doubt my favorite photograph of the day.

I haven't tried to push fly fishing on either of our children and it was neat to have her ask if she could practice fly casting which she did for the last hour we were on the pond.  She was getting pretty good on her roll cast.

Hadley is thankfully on the mend and I can't think of a better way to spend the morning than out on the family pond together.  Catching a few large bluegill was quite a bit of fun too.


middlemac said...

What a sweet and determined girl.

Hooray for Hadley!!!

Anthony said...

Very cool. Glad to see she is on the mend.

Brian L. Schiele said...

Good job dad! Get well soon Hadley!



Kev2380 said...

I'm glad your daughter is doing well.

Cameron Mortenson said...

middlemac...thanks for the note. We had a great time and I am so glad that she has bounced back.

Anthony...we are too!'s easy being a good dad when it involves fly fishing. HA...

Mark...thank you.

Kev2380...thanks. She is. We kept having to slow her down all weekend and just relax.