Monday, May 31, 2010

Reel Recovery - Wildcatter Ranch Graham, TX

April 15-17th I was blessed with the privelege of volunteering as a "Fishing Buddy" for Reel Recovery. The retreat took place at the Wildcatter Ranch in Graham, TX. We had 11 guys who were recovering cancer patients and we served as their fishing buddies for 2 days. The first day we met up with our guys and then we went to a bass pond there on the ranch and tried our hand at fly fishing for some bass. I think the pond should have been called a "bluegill pond" as that was all any of the guys caught. Here are Mike and Keith (my two guys) with their fish.

We went to the Brazos (below PK) that afternoon to give it a try. Unfortunately, the golden algea bloom on PK had the fishing "shut down". But we tried.

The next day it rained cats and dogs so we stayed inside and tied flies.

Sunday, May 30, 2010