Recently I was able to help Author and Fly Fisherman, Kirk Werner of the Unaccomplished Angler do some technical adjustments on his blog. I’m sure I impressed him with my coding and teaching skills and in turn he made me proud by not turning his blog into an error-404 disaster zone. Once we achieved virtual success, Kirk emailed me one last time and it went down something, sorta (creative interpretation applies here) like this….
Kirk, “I’d like to compenstate you for such highly advanced coding skills!”
To which I replied, “Oh you don’t have to do that, but if you insist, the standard developers rate will do, about $15 zillion dollars.”
After a long email pause, Kirk offered, “Ummm, how about I send you a set of my children’s Fly Fishing Books instead.”
Trying to contain my excitement, I responded, “Even Better, we have a deal!”
((editors note: Ok, I’m both writer and editor, but that’s beside the point… Truth is, I didn’t expect anything in return for helping out, at all, but Kirk surprised me by sending along his books ~ Kirk has a humorous point of view about the fly fishing world and I highly recommend checking out his newly improved blog.))
So that’s how I got my hands on a fantastic set of books about Olive The Little Woolly Bugger. (Tech skillz and negotiation tactics!)
My daughter Kaitlyn and I read all three books and we both fell in love with little Olive and her adventures.
I really loved how Kirk wove together a delightful story about a little woolly bugger and real fly fishing lingo into each and every page. As a parent, it’s an easy way to introduce fly fishing into a child’s world that is both fun, entertaining and teaching at the same time.
The illustrations are wonderful and each book tells a new story about Olive. I can’t recommend these books enough to parents that would like one more way to show their young ones the joy of fly fishing. Christmas is coming and I have no doubt Santa would approve as well. Treat your little one to a new adventure and bring Olive the woolly bugger, Andy the Adams, Ernie the Elk Hair Caddis and many more delightful characters into your home~
Link ~Olives Website : “Now those who love the sport of fly-fishing can share it with the children in their lives through these wonderful children’s books about fly-fishing. An astute angler knows that presentation is everything, and now children will get hooked on fly-fishing with the help of Olive the Woolly Bugger and a colorful cast of characters. From earning a coveted spot in The Fly Box to catching a wild trout in The Big Stream, Olive discovers that everyone has a special purpose in life. Featuring eye-catching illustrations, delightful dialogue and kid-friendly facts, Olive the Woolly Bugger will make a big splash with fly-fishing fans everywhere. These books are keepers, and are the perfect gifts for the young angler, or the angler who is young at heart!”