My Fishing Buddy Nieces Grew Up Fast

by | Jun 25, 2021 | fly fishing with kids

kids-flyfishingSeems like I blinked and my youngest fishing pals are grown up and more interested in teenager stuff than fishing with Uncle Jeff.  Over the years you’ve seen my nieces Sammy, Montana and Sierra posing with some nice fish and pink fly rods.  Last year I lost Sammy to teenageritis.  This year I lost Montana.  Luckily, Sierra, who is 15, made the time to fish with her uncle today.  I was delighted!

 

flyfishing-WinnipesaukeeNot only did Sierra join me but she put on a masterful performance.  First of all, she got up with me at 4 AM.  I was taking my time making my coffee and actually letting her sleep more.  But in she came to see if I was ready.

 

smallmouth-bassSeeing that the twinkle in her eye for fishing with me still exists, instead of fishing along with her, I enjoyed my coffee and paddled her.  She fished hard and immediately jumped and lost a smallmouth that any experienced fly fisher would die for!  She looked at me and smiled.

 

Sierra-Rose-flyfishingSierra went on to catch ten rock bass, one beautiful redbreast sunfish and hooked six big 14-16 inch smallies.  Unfortunately, the smallies had their fight on and she got schooled by four of the six.  But she landed two and we are both very proud of it.  What a morning!

 

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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!

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