December 2011

Dear Fly Fishing Santa

by Rebecca on December 12, 2011

in Fly Fishing

I'll take 1 Stream Tech Drift Boat and 1 Derek Young --- Pretty Please with Candy Canes on Top

Dear Fly Fishing Santa,

Obviously you didn’t get my letter last year requesting a Drift Boat and one bonus Elf to row it for me. I am still Drift Boat-Elf-less.

However, you should know straight up. I forgive you for this oversight.

We are good. No hard feelings or grudges are being held on my part. As for that tangent I may have had after last Christmas, it’s water under the bridge. The past is the past. Embrace forgiveness. A Santa fisherman knows peace in his heart, not anger and all that jazz. So really, there’s no reason to hold back on me this year.

Spare Elf?

Besides, I don’t think it’s fair to start ticking check marks in the ‘bad column’ on the 26th of December for the NEXT Christmas.

There should be a grace period. A truce zone. A set of days that people around the globe can wave the white flag and let it all out without worrying about the repercussions of their next Christmas standings with you.

I’d suggest re-setting the check mark system to zero on January 1st. Just being helpful here.

Anyway…It’s come to my attention that the hold up over my drift boat may not be about erroneous check marks, but rather with my request that you toss an Elf in with the package.

I’ve seen your Christmas shows and it sure seems like there are A LOT of Elves running around your Northern Compound and you could spare one, but perhaps I was wrong.

No worries, I’ve found a PERFECT substitution to the Elf hang up.

This Derek Young Please

Keep your Elves and instead include Derek Young for my bonus.

Now, in case you have a choice of Derek Young’s up there, I would like to be clear about the make and model I need.

Please make sure he’s the 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year Derek Young. Specifically the one that runs Emerging Rivers Guide Services in the off Christmas season.

See Santa…Elf problem solved!

As a Fly Fishing Santa, I have no doubt you will recognize the wisdom in my Christmas Wish List, but the necessity of it as well.

To Recap, Reiterate and make this Official: 

Dear Fly Fishing Santa,

I would like 1 StreamTech ”Salmonfly” or “Green Drake” drift boat.
Either one would be just fine and dandy with me.

Please toss 1 Derek Young in for rowing and guiding.

Rebecca Anne

P.S. You are welcome on the “SalmonFly” or is it gonna be the “Green Drake” ? —anytime


CPR: Catch Photo Release

by Rebecca on December 8, 2011

in Fly Fishing

Bonefish Release

Catch - Photo - Release | Andros Island 2011

When I was a wee fishergirl and I’d catch a small fish, I can remember having this conversation with my Dad, often.

He’d praise my catch and then say, “Becca, let’s let that one go so he can grow up a bit more and then someday you can catch him again.”

When we would return to the same body of water and I’d catch a decent sized fish I would ask him, ” Dad, do you think this is the one I caught last time and he’s all grown up?”

My Dad would look hard at my catch, smile, and say, “I think it is and if you let him go again, just think how big he’ll be the next time you catch him!”

It was like magic…

“This is my photo submission for the GreenFish and Outdoor Blogger Network Photo Contest

Photo Credit and Thank You Goes to:
Tom Larimer (blog) a.k.a. Larimer Outfitters (guide service)