My youngest brother brought out his son Hunter on Sunday for a bit. The next generation of Schmidt fisherman could not get enough of the 'Fishies!' in the swim tank. I think the proverbial hook has been set.
On Sunday morning I decided that I was going to tie some fun stuff for myself and put some serious fluff to hook before it was all said and done. This particular fly was done in this color as well as olives. Here is a video of it going for a swim.
After the show Jeff Currier piled in to my car and we made a foggy drive north to Baldwin Michigan. After a few cocktails at Barskis we headed to the motel for a few hours of shut eye. The morning came fast and we headed over to the launch on the Pere Marquette to meet up with Mike Schultz, of Schultz Outfitters, and Tommy Lynch, the Fish Whisperer, for a fun day on the water.
We did a little swinging, a little streamer fishing, a little egging, a little beverage time, and a lot of laughing.
Rigging up there was plenty of ribbing and stories going on. We found the bite to be pretty tough but had fun un the cold rain all day.
Schultzy got the fish of the day and there were smiles all around. Once we got to the take out we got everything packed and went our separate ways. About eight hours later Jeff and I pulled in to my driveway.
Jeff came back to my place for two purposes...to fish in Ohio for a few hours, and to give a presentation to Central Ohio Fly Fishers this evening. As you can see from the picture we only will be able to accomplish one of those things today. I guess he will have to come back...