Thank you for all the continued support this year, I will certainly never take that for granted. I hope you are finding time this season to be with loved ones and taking time for yourself as the busyness of the holidays takes over. We are closing up shop in the next few days to travel home for the holidays to visit with family and take the horses for a Christmas trail ride, perhaps even a sleigh ride. If you took casting lessons with me this year, thank you for your support in having me as your teacher. If you came on a guided trip, thank you for allowing me to show you my beautiful region; I am so lucky to live and work here. If you bought flies from me this year, thank you for entrusting me with such an important tool on the river. I hope your flies bring you luck and tails to hand this year. If you came on one of my international hosted trips, I thank you for such a wonderful time. If you came on my Fly Girl’s Rendezvous on the Skeena this year, thank you joining me with such a empowering weekend.I hope to see all of you again one day. If you came to any of my tying or casting clinics, thank you again for allowing me to share what I love to teach. If you attended any of my presentations, again, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share my teachings. If you read my articles or tried my fly tying tutorials, thank you for taking the time to read my words. If you emailed me, met me at trade shows, messaged me on social medias, thank you for your interest and I hope we chat again in this new year.
R E C A P
2019 was a wonderful year. It was a full year and it was a year of big changes.
I was so honored to be a part of a project for the Fly Fishing Collaborative featuring sixteen of A.E. Knox Spey flies. There were sixteen of us from three different countries who collaborated together to tie a Knox pattern on Ronn Lucas Senior's handmade hooks to be framed by Jack Smrekar (son-in-law of William Cushner). It was an ode to the River Spey and the classics known and loved and the embodiment of the collaborative aspect of the Fly Fishing Collaborative. We have a similar collection collaboration project we are working on in the new year which will be really exciting to share.