Comes a time...

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

  1. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

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    Outstanding! You gave a very great gift to the gentleman. You "opened his eyes". I have no doubt he'll treasure the memory of your trip for years.
     
  2. Kim McDonald

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    Derek:

    This story made my Sunday. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. You are a great guy and I am sure the client will be sharing his stories of his day with you with many many people.

    Kim
     
  3. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    This makes my post of the year vote.

    Very well done and thank you for being a true representative to our passion.
     
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  4. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    Truly inspiring.
    I remember that sense of satisfaction after helping someone overcome a hurdle like that. It will carry you through some of the toughest days.
     
  5. Steve Slater

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    Great post. Makes me think about how I work over the last few years to get my dad out fishing. He's not blind, but is losing his hearing (pressure damage to his ears from years ago as a young submariner), and losing his mobility. He can't stand for hours (or sometimes even minutes) in the boat like he used to. But it's great to be on the water with him, even if he's just watching.

    Thanks for the story.
     
  6. Jim Ficklin

    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.
     
  7. Salmo_g

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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing that experience.

    Sg
     
  8. Freestone

    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!
     
  9. Itchy Dog

    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.
     
  10. Paul Huston

    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.
     
  11. KerryS

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

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    Bringing back his mind's eye memory is special. His memory of you, even more special.
     
  13. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    This one has heart, and soul. Thank you Derek.
     
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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.
     
  15. Patrick Allen

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    That was fantastic.