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Friday, December 8, 2017
Nate And Sophie's Miracle On Red Brook
In the latest issue of TROUT magazine Winter 2018 is an article about Red Brook. While the article takes place at Red Brook, the salter brook trout stream on Cape Cod the articles focus is more about two siblings Nate and Sophie. The article tells a story of Nate who is fishing and of Sophie who is the fly tyer. Nate is 10 and Sophie is 6.
Nate had been fishing Red Brook using a variety of flies with no luck. One of the prerequisites of the outing was that Nate use a fly tied by Sophie. The fly was a pink pattern tied from recycled Easter grass, and now duly named "Sophie's Pink Shrimp" ..as the time for leaving was at hand Nate was reminded of his agreement and tied on Sophie's fly. The fly was cast and suddenly it was taken. Seconds later they had in their hands one of natures finest creatures, a Red Brook salter.
The smiles on these childrens faces need no words. A story that is so beautiful.
The article was written by Lori Day. Lori is the wife of Geoffrey Day Executive Director of the Sea-Run Brook Trout Coalition. These are stories that make us all feel good.
I hope to contact both Nate and Sophie, to congratulate them, and to perhaps coax Sophie to give me the recipe for her fly.