Independent from the Start: Fathers, Daughters and Fly Fishing by The Fly Fishing Woman
~:: The Fly Fishing Woman ::~
At dawn, Joseph’s four year old daughter would lift his heavy tackle box from the table, grab a rod, exit the cabin and head down to the Little Colorado River by herself. Fearless, she planted herself along the creek’s edge, and would begin to devise her tiny, imaginary strategies to catch fish. There she would remain all day, her pink coat just a dot by evening dusk when he’d call her in, her face and coat now soiled and eyelids heavy. Small Apache trout and rainbows filled her pouch.
ABOUT DEBORAH JO: Deborah Jo Mance lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has been fly fishing consistently for over a decade. She has a passion for helping men and women who want to make the sport of fly fishing their own. On her blog theflyfishingwoman.com, she shares new tips, products, and revelations about fly fishing from a woman’s perspective. Deborah Jo often fly fishes with her little shitzu, Teddy, who, as it turns out, is the best fishing dog she has ever had at her side.
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