Definitely one of the highlights of Troutfest this year was getting to meet Hugh and wife. Hugh and I have exchanged emails for years, but just never ran into each other. He is pretty much exactly what I expected. A gentleman and fine tier and fisherman. One of the reasons I love coming to Troufest is getting to see friends that I may not see any other time of year. Troutfest has a special place in my heart for that very reason. Of all the fishing shows and venues I tie at every year, Troutfest is without a doubt my favorite. It doesn't get much better than spending the weekend with people like Grouseman, Lefty, Ray, Don, Byron, Paula, Walter, Hugh and their better halves.
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."