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#11784486 - 08/18/16 02:53 PM Son is growing up
Bill Gammel Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/11/16
Posts: 16
Loc: TX
Hey this is one of those "proud Dad post." My oldest son (13) has gotten good enough to fish the day by himself. This is good because I have two more that still need a little help (age 10 and 5) All three of them would be better if they would practice fly fishing as much as they practice baseball. The oldest has caught trout in four different states this summer, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Arkansas. The other two got to fish three different states. If you would like to watch the young man in action you can visit my you tube channel and look for the only video under the play list "catching fish."

Ya'll have a great day and thanks for listening while I brag on my son.

By the way, I will be in Grapevine in Sept. teaching at the Texas FFF Expo. I am going to have lots of time to stand around casting and would love to meet some of you.


#11784659 - 08/18/16 04:37 PM Re: Son is growing up [Re: Bill Gammel]
Linecaster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1032
Loc: Richardson TX
So nice when you teach a person to fly fish and they do well, especially your children. Congratulations on your success and correct a very nice video. Your son played that fish well.

In the beginning God created. Gen. 1:1
All things were made by him and without him was not anything made. John 1:3

#11785264 - 08/18/16 11:43 PM Re: Son is growing up [Re: Bill Gammel]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36476
Loc: Universal City Tx.
It just don't get any better! thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11785792 - 08/19/16 10:56 AM Re: Son is growing up [Re: Bill Gammel]
pearow Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1759
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
I'll bet the acorns didn't fall too far from the tree! You sure have taught a lot of folks to fly fish....and catch fish!!!-p-

#11785921 - 08/19/16 12:16 PM Re: Son is growing up [Re: Bill Gammel]
Meadowlark Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 2858
Loc: East Texas
They grow up so fast and time is so fleeting. Enjoyed your post.

#11786521 - 08/19/16 05:33 PM Re: Son is growing up [Re: Bill Gammel]
Bill Gammel Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/11/16
Posts: 16
Loc: TX
Thanks for letting me brag. "They grow up so fast and time is so fleeting" Exactly, yet I will admit there is a little bit of me that is glad that we finally hit this mile stone. I have done several years of the two oldest having a knot at the same time or needing a new fly with the youngest crying because it is not his turn.

This summer was a breath of fresh air. The oldest fished on his own, the 10 year old caught a lot of fish close enough that I could help with the fly changes and knots, while the 46 year old proceed to catch a lot of good trout with a five year old hanging off the rod constantly repeating "Me do it by myself."

We have got to show them now so they can take us when we are old.


Edited by Bill Gammel (08/19/16 05:39 PM)

#11793149 - 08/23/16 05:24 PM Re: Son is growing up [Re: Bill Gammel]
WoollyBugger Offline

Registered: 06/07/08
Posts: 444
Loc: Abilene, TX
It doesn't get any better than that. Great video.


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