Locked Out

by | Feb 29, 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

Granny and I should have been driving the Route 1 along the coast of California first thing today but instead we were sitting in an auto glass place in Novato, California. Last night I gave my presentation “Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum” to the North Bay and the MT. Tamalpais Fly Fishing Clubs. Unfortunately about three hours before my speech I locked the keys in the Explorer. We have two spare sets but both were in the car! Idiot!

I have plenty of excuses, none that made life any easier. We called a locksmith that guaranteed our rescue in 35 minutes which would have given us plenty of time to make my show. He never showed and an hour before show time I found a rock and smashed out my own window. *******!!!!

To make a long story short, we made it to a wonderful dinner with our hosts Larry and Kathy Lack and even made it to my show and the presentation went without a hitch. As always I met and visited with a lot of great folks and had a blast.

At 1 PM Granny and I raced out of Novato down the 101 and we find ourselves in San Louis Obispo, California. We are about to hit the town. We’ve driven through this remote CA coastal city many times before but after tonight we will know it.

Tomorrow we drive to Laguna Beach and visit our friends Tina and Karl Weber that own the Gros Ventre River Ranch in Wyoming. I should get a few surf perch right in front of their beachside winter house!

1 Comment

  1. Erik Moncada

    You smashed your own window out, NOW THAT IS DEDICATION! I bet you were not happy about that. And if the Lock smith was as dedicated, there would not have been a problem.

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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!