With a beautiful new wife and son this year I don't feel as old as I look. God I think I'm 55 years old today! I aplogize to my dear friends who I know at times are disapointed that I am finding little time to steelhead fish over the last year or so. But I think about my steelhead brothers and the fishing everyday.
For my birthday I flew down to Kemah, Texas and looked at a boat. Not just any boat but a beautiful 44 foot Mason cutter sailboat. This boat completed a circumnavigation of the world last year and has been totally redone for another trip around. The owners were wonderful the boat was everything we have looked for and damn if I didn't put a deposit down on her. Will be surveyed this week if all is well she will be trucked up to Seattle. Then we will begin the process of completing out fitting her and sailing her hard in all conditions. Then we will be off for 4 years of circumnavigating the worlds oceans. It is then I will finally get time to fish on unknown flats around the world. What is kind of funny is that the old owners of this cutter have left the sea to take up fly fishing and will be coming up to steelhead fish with Tracy and me. Anyway not a bad b-day gift eh! Juro you are always welcome around this house and our rivers.