It was a wearisome drive from Victor to the Denver Fly Fishing Show 2016. On dry roads the car ride takes 7 hours but this year took 10 and will go as one of the longest in years. Wildlife, snow, slush, mud and a turned over Fed X truck made the travel tediously slow going and painful to deal with.
Naturally the one place we experienced dry roads I got busted for speeding doing 81 mph in a 65. I was caught while passing a three-trailer gas truck that was dousing us with gravel in its wake. It was simply bad luck on our part and the officer that popped up a mile away would have done the same thing if he was driving his own car behind such a disaster. But the officers of Sublette County are well known for being unforgiving.
Once we settled in Denver the stress eased. Our hotel is attached to the show and only a five minute walk between them. During the three day show most my Colorado friends stopped by to say hi and as usual I made a few new ones. I did plenty of art when I had time. I did my sharpie art on two computers – a new canvas for me. This is one of a golden dorado for my South American friends of Untamed Angling.
I’m happy to say all my updated and new PowerPoint Shows were well attended and received great reviews. I also had fun entertaining on the casting ponds with demonstrations from the basics to the double haul. I’m relieved the stress of getting ready for show season is now behind me.
The first show of the year is always the hardest but brush aside the thankless drive from Victor to Denver, Fly Fishing Show Denver 2016 was a huge success. Next up is Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin for Southern Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimiteds winter get together, Icebreaker. I’ll be presenting “Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum” and “Trout Bumming the World”. This will be a fun filled event on my many old stomping grounds.