Monday, January 17, 2011

Flies, Coffee and Bull

Lately, my Sunday mornings have been uniquely satisfying. Whether it's a few hours of quite reading or tying a couple favorite fly patterns, I find the time therapeutic, reflective and mentally refreshing. Of course variety to this emerging Sunday routine isn't a bad deal either, particularly if that alteration involves flies, coffee and shooting the bull with like minded people.

On Sunday I ventured out to Bass Pro with my vise, tying materials and related accoutrements....oh, and that large, hot cup of java. As a member of the Buckeye United Fly Fishers (BUFF), I helped man a table promoting the club's annual Fly Fishing Show in early February. The show consists of fly casting and tying demos, expert speakers and some vendors selling their wares. BUFF bills this event as educational outreach, and fly fishers of all skill levels will find the show worth their time.

I was joined this morning by fellow BUFF member and tyer, John. We had taken a tying class together last fall, but it was nice getting to know him better. Between the both of us, we had enough flies and tying equipment to draw curious glances and subsequent inquiries from many people strolling around the store. In this environment you're bound to meet some interesting people, and even if they're not really keen on learning the finer points of fly fishing, just talking with folks who share your general sensibilities about the outdoors is fine with me.

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