Comes a time...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Derek Young, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    A very special day shared by two very special gents . . . I'll second the "post of the year" nomination & add that this may well be the most inspirational post I've had the privilege to read on any forum. Thanks for sharing a truly wonderful adventure.
  2. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing that experience.

    Sg
  3. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    An amazing report on an utterly amazing day, Derek! I am sure you will both treasure the day for the rest of your years. Than you for sharing!
  4. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Very cool. It would have been amazing to have been a third wheel on that trip.
  5. Paul Huston Swinger

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    Right on!
    I've been looking forward to hearing how it went.
    Great Job adapting and dialing it in.
  6. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing this story. You did a wonderful job and so did your client.
  7. Golden Trout Active Member

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    Bringing back his mind's eye memory is special. His memory of you, even more special.
  8. Bob Triggs STOP KILLING WILD STEELHEAD!!!!

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    This one has heart, and soul. Thank you Derek.
  9. tbuss Member

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    You know I don't know which of you got the most out of that trip. I know your client enjoyed himself, but I think he gave you an experience that will never be forgotten.
  10. Patrick Allen Active Member

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    That was fantastic.
  11. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    :) Nice trip report! Thanks for sharing that. That was an incredible day you and your client had. Way to go!
  12. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Thank you all for your interest in this story and comments - yes, it was a valuable day for me personally and professionally. I've heard from many of you via private message about similar experiences, and it continues to amaze me - the powerful and sometimes healing powers that this pursuit brings us, despite how or where we practice it. I am blessed in being part of this community and for the friendships built along the way.

    See you out there.
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  13. LD Active Member

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    I second the post of the year!

    Puts things in perspective.
  14. Eric Candelaria Member

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    Derek thank you for sharing one of a very few golden moments in a persons life we get to enjoy so seldom.
  15. Mayfly Aviator Member

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    Derek, great report. Thank you for sharing this with us.