- Sat May 14, 2022 9:16 am
I volunteered for AWOL Angler on Friday, teaching stillwater techniques to veterans. Original plan was to hit a moving water that’s in it’s prime right now, but the largest fire burning in the US a had us doing a pivot.
We spent the morning on a put-n-take in the foothills and all the guys got on fish while learning a variety of techniques- from Nymphing to stripping small leeches. While the stockers might not be genuine, the smiles were.
And best of all, without the worry of a righteous hike in and out of a canyon, I was able to sling up a combination of teriyaki bluefin and citrus Baja Style fish tacos for the guys at the end of the session. Not gonna lie- spending time in the service of these guys has been really meaningful.
"We're a cross between our parents and hippies in a tent...."
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