Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Father's Gift To His Son

Phil Smith of Vandalia Rodworks had emailed a few months ago saying that he was interested in building a fiberglass fly rod for his son's upcoming birthday.  It was neat to get this follow up email from Phil with a report of his son's first brook trout trip with his new fly rod.


Phil wrote...  "I made this glass rod for my son's seventh birthday.  It is a 6'9" four weight made from a one piece blank.  Soon after he got it we took it out to the local lake and he hammered the four inch bluegills, but he was dying to break it in on some "gentlemen's fish" a.k.a. native brook trout.  So I finally found time to take him out for some natives at what he likes to call our "Secret Spot"."




I can't think of a finer gift to give a son than his own fly rod and then also taking the time to get out on the water together.

2 comments:

Mike said...

I can't think of a finer gift to give a son than his own fly rod and then also taking the time to get out on the water together.

I'd agree, with one minor change. There is no finer gift to give to a son than the time on the water together. The gift of his own fly rod gets you there, so it's pretty darn special too.

A fine reminder, Cameron. Thanks!

Cameron Mortenson said...

Mike...you're right and your wording is better. I was running out of time yesterday morning when I quick wrote that post.