My annual roosterfish trip to Baja isn’t so annual lately. Last year I missed the body-bashing trip for the first time in years because I took on a mahseer project in Bhutan. Then three weeks ago my 2015 trip was cancelled because my roosterfish companion, Sammy Vigneri, slipped on ice and broke his leg severely.
But not all is lost. Instead of eliminating roosterfish completely off the books for 2015, I received an order to paint one for John McMinn. John’s handsome rooster had some brilliant colors fading from iridescent greens to purples and the fun project got me as close to a rooster as you can get. John just received the watercolor and was completely stoked!
I’m now packing for the Chinook Waters Fly Fishing Club Conclave in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. I’ll be their guest speaker this weekend. I was there in 2012 and all I can say is these folks like to have fun.
Just in case you live nearby, I’ll be doing presentations on Warmwater Fly Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fishing Photography and Knots. Then I’ll end my day presenting “Fly Fishing through Midlife Heaven”. Then the club follows the day up with a showing of the F3T. I saw the flick last Friday and it was superb as always. It should be an awesome work weekend!