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WOW! Well done.
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What a great story! Simply awesome
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I sent you a pm earlier but on the forum here I just want to congratulate you on some ultimate incredible parenting.
Good Work!
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Cackhanded Single Spey

Emma: Just wanted to let you know that your cackhanded single spey was so much better than mine. Congratulations on the steelhead. You have joined a fraternity that has comparatively few members. Thanks to your dad for sharing this post with all of us on Speypages!!!!!

Cheers,
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Love it. Love it. Love it.
The Best. Every parent on this forum,who gets to share their passion with their children, knows just how SPECIAL this post really is. It's not about the fish -- but when you catch them on dries it kind of IS

Beautiful fish, pictures, story. All of it. Made my day. Archery season is around the corner. The dog days of summer are on my home river and I've been spending most of my time in the woods. But this post makes me want to fish. And to fish dries!. This story, and accompanying photos, needs to be published somewhere. I hope it does. Kids need more of this.

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Congratulations! I know you think you already have a great Dad, but you really do!! Cherish the memories and the time. Fish with him again. Expect to pay your dues. Expect good things! Steelheading, like life, can be unpredictable. But it's so worth it. You're a rock star. Did you see the news today? Some kid, about your age, just won $3 million playing Fortnite. Good for him. But you? You've outdone him. I'd rather take 2 steelhead on dries with my Dad over any amount of money. You could be inside the house playing video games or whatever lots of kids do. Instead, you chose to spend some time exploring God's creation. And with people you love. Priceless.
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Loved reading this...Great post !!
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First steelhead....

Hello Adrian,

Congratulations to your daughter and you.
Embrace every minute of it!!
I wondered what you were up to since we exchanged hooks...now I know.
Great times for you and Emma and a fine job of documenting it.
Totally off the charts.
All good things to you both.

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Congrats on great trip and 2 lovely fish, what memories were made on this trip. Great read and hard to beat a first fish on a dry.Many great days fishing in both your futures. Made my day to hear it. Daryl
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Great Adrian...simply awesome!
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Thats pretty awesome....congrats!
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A thousand threads hand-wringing about tackle, kvetching about low-holing or run conditions, nitpicking casting technique....and then there's this. THIS is what it's all about! Good for you, sir, you are a lucky man. My nomination for post of the year!
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How cool is this post!! What a great experience together, congrats.
Took my fiver year old grandson out for the first time a few evenings ago for trout. We have a long way to go, I hope we come close to your experience some day.
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Now thatís awesome!
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Well, if that didn't just make my day! Congratulations to you both! Exercising my superior talent for pointing out the obvious, I'd say watch out, Dad - looks like you have a born Natural on your hands, there.
I also enjoy pointing out the obvious...it drives my wife nuts! Funny you mention it...the kid started dissecting her technique in how to fish the dryfly not soon after landing those 2 steelhead. Sheesh.

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excellent
possibly she will be dragging you to the river often.
beware her reading the rod and line catalogs, could start being expensive.
I know this as my son needs duplicates of my kit ,but the latest versions.

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Cheers! I pray you're correct that she drags me to the river. I recall as a kid that I would beg my dad to take me fishing...sometimes, he would say no. I didn't understand that. So if Emma asks me to go...you can bet I will have the proper response.

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Fishn.......
I sent you a pm earlier but on the forum here I just want to congratulate you on some ultimate incredible parenting.
Good Work!
Loren
Thanks so much, Loren. I appreciate your compliment. As I drove back home with Emma, I was counting my blessings of having an incredible kid and I was just a fan. Cheers.

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Emma: Just wanted to let you know that your cackhanded single spey was so much better than mine. Congratulations on the steelhead. You have joined a fraternity that has comparatively few members. Thanks to your dad for sharing this post with all of us on Speypages!!!!!

Cheers,
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Gary, I will for sure pass your encouragements to Emma. Cheers, kind sir.

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Hello Adrian,

Congratulations to your daughter and you.
Embrace every minute of it!!
I wondered what you were up to since we exchanged hooks...now I know.
Great times for you and Emma and a fine job of documenting it.
Totally off the charts.
All good things to you both.

Tom
Tom, your assumption is correct. My apologies for not keeping in contact after our hook exchange (I still need and want to tie up a Fail-me-Never for you). We've been busy with family holidays. Cheers!


Thank you to the rest of folks that viewed and responded to this thread. I appreciate your encouragements. Glad to inspire some of the parents of younger children to take a chance in sharing their passion. It takes a bit more planning and sacrifice...but the rewards are joyful.

And grateful to those before us, that shared the love of the outdoors with their children.
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