I had the chance to do some walking around in Georgia’s F.D. Roosevelt State Park. The weather was nice enough for January but the views were wonderful. There are a few small falls in the park and I had to see them all.
I was blessed to have my mother visit this Christmas and spend some family time on the Guadalupe River. Knowing better than to try to teacher her myself (despite Chris referring to me as “Guide School” the whole trip,) we booked with Living Waters Fly Fishing so she could learn formally. And of course I was taking notes too in an ad hoc/on the river training style. Which was pretty sweet because I was even allowed to paddle some. It goes without saying Texas’ Guadalupe River does not paddle like Montana’s Bighorn.
Many times we adventure fly anglers wander the river alone with family at the house. But with my Mom along this trip, it was a completely memorable journey to watch her catch her first fish on a fly.
See you on the high ground,
All pictures are courtesy of Living Waters Fly Fishing.
I have been completely remiss and delinquent in sharing my photos from fly fishing guide school this past fall. The pictures say more than I can put into words- so to view them all I have simply tagged my favorites with #MissingMontana on my Instagram.
I cannot say enough what a wonderful opportunity it was to spend two weeks in a school dedicated to pursuing my passions. I also cannot think of a better classroom setting than halls/banks of Montana’s Bighorn River near Fort Smith.
See you on the high ground,
Chad, thank you!
Matt and J.D., hope you’re doing well.
Mike and Ellyn, thank you for hosting a wonderful school.
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What an awesome year on the water. I want to sincerely thank any and all who follow- that spend even a second to glance over the few words or photos I share.
Highlights this year include:
– First White Bass on the fly
– Diablo PS Chupacabra acquisition
– Placed 3rd in the Living Waters Fly Fishing 1-Fly Tournament
– Attending Fly Fishing Guide School in Ft. Smith, Montana
In all I spent a solid 35 days on the water. I can’t complain with over 1 month in 12 pursuing my passions. In the new year I’ll endeavor to spend more time here, even with the increasing demands of the uniform and life itself. It’s important for me to be on the water… and it’s my greatest hope that you find inspiration to purse it here; if no where else.
See you in the New Year,
Be safe out there!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
-Henry D. Thoreau
I’m imagining more and more of my life on the river. Like an everyday kind of thing… where I could even be happy being a simple piece of driftwood.
Find your high ground,