For the past 17 or 18 years, we've fished together, laughed, cried, fought, made up, told secrets and gone on to fish again. I hate to admit it, but she's a better fisherwoman than I am.....on certain days, a good day, on a streamers and some dry flies. However, there are days, on a dry fly, a hopper, I can whoop her buns.
Today on the Snake was a golden day on the river. One of those days you remember in the deepest, darkest part of winter! Sure we caught fish, and plenty of them. But it's more than that. It's being out in this magnificent creation with wildlife, great company and lots of laughs. The fish are just the bonus.
Love you, Edie. And John, you are the best, very best, of guides and boatmen. Great to have you here showing us yankee neophytes how it's really done, during your New Zealand winter.
To be continued.