|Daniel Galhardo giving a tenkara demonstration at The Fly Show in Somerset, NJ|
I have come to enjoy blogging and exchanging comments with many of these anglers but nothing beats the being able to tell fishing water stories and discuss ideas related to all aspects of the sport. I have become primarily a tenkara angler (but do still fish in many other ways). In addition to checking out all of the tenkara related items I did spend a fair amount of time visiting the various celebrity fly tiers (because tying is one of my other obsessions). One such tier I was eager to meet was Don Bastian. Don ties some of the most beautiful heritage fly patterns you will ever come across. I have been a fan of the classic wet flies he ties for some time. While at the show I purchased the Carrie Stevens pattern he tied pictured below.
|A Don Bastian tied fly|
|My two "Snow angles" during the last, and so far only snow fall this year. The Birthday girl is on the left.|