Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Special Letter From Falmouth

Red Brook I'll bet it looks different today.
Some weeks ago I did a post on two wonderful kids from Falmouth MA....the article authored by Lori Day appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of TROUT magazine. The story touched both Jeanette and I that I reached out to Sophie and Nate to try to convey our feelings on their awesome visit to Red Brook. I requested that Sophie sell me her special fly that she tied for her brother Nate to use at Red Brook. Her response was I'll tie you one but there will be "no charge"

Well the day after Christmas we received a letter from Nate and Sophie. Upon opening the letter I found several wonderful lines penned by both Nate and Sophie. These words touched both Jeanette and I..... "thank you" Nate and Sophie. And I really do like it Sophie, well done. Nate I'd be very happy to fish with you, when conditions warm and and the scenery is much greener.


The care in the packaging...it shipped just fine.


Hand tied by Sophie, age six. I would add that the fly is tied from recycled Easter basket grass.


"Sophie's Pink Shrimp"..I was going to fish this fly here locally but decided to wait until I get back to Red Brook....What do you say Nate?   Thank you both for the uplift.








19 comments:

  1. Alan, I love that fly tied by Sophie! That looks like a real fish catcher to me.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam those two kids are truly special.

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  2. THAT, is a special fly! Well done Sophie and Nate! Thanks much for posting this Alan....everybody needs a smile.

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    1. Ralph Long
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      Ralph they sure generated one when I got the letter.
      And they continue to do so.
      I'm glad they put one on your face.

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  3. What a great way to start off the new year and a new friendship. I'm really looking forward to your first post after fishing with these two.

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    1. mike
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      Mike I'm looking forward to have the chance to fish with them. It should be enjoyable.

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  4. That is awesome. What can I say, I'm speechless.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark it was so nice to see youth getting into fly fishing/fly tying...we need more of it.

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  5. Alan
    Outstanding post.Good to see that the younger generation is out there tying flies and being brought up to respect the wild brook trout.In addition you have two new friends!!!

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete it is so very important to have youngsters showing interest in fly fishing, along with the proper attitude that this precious resource deserves.
      It's going to be nice to meet them.

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  6. Alan
    What a special gift; so glad that these two youngsters will carry on the fly fishing tradition after us seniors retire our fly rods. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill here's hoping they stay with it.

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  7. Alan, the genius in all of this is the fly was done with recycled Easter grass. These children at such a young age have already learned many valuable lessons. Does my heart good. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad they have accomplished two important lessons in their young years that many don't in a lifetime.

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  8. What a wonderful story! Well done on the fly Sophie.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      It truly is Howard..I hope they stay with it.

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  9. Hi Alan! I'm so pleased this all worked out. Nothing is more fun than seeing something I write translate into real connections between people. Thanks for encouraging the kids and being a bridge between generations as we aspire to keep kids connected to nature and its wellbeing.

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    1. Lori Day
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      Lori I can't thank you enough for bringing this to TU's and all those who read TROUT magazine attention. Without you this most uplifting article could not be seen. As far as Sophie and Nate they are without a doubt true gems. Their passion can be seen in their faces as they stood along the banks of Red Brook.
      Truly outstanding.

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  10. My wife and I also read that article in Trout and found it truly inspiring. Our best to the parents for allowing he kids o be kids and showi9ng them nature at it's best

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