Today was a great day in that it ended a 8 - 9 month journey that I can honestly admit was like waiting for a baby!!

Thanks to Trout Fest 2012 and those who put in the long hours to pull this event together which was my first. If not for you, I would not have met some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Walter Babb,... maybe by Christmas you will have an IPad or computer and be able to read this World Wide Web thing. Thank you for mentoring me, the many breakfasts together, the fishing, the old world craftsmanship and 9 months of your life and the labor you took, to provide me with a gift I hope to pass on to mine. I don't take you for granted!!

I hope to post pictures this week of the rod along with the hatches and fish it will cause to rise in its presence!!!!