Tuesday, May 21, 2013
International Federation Of Fly Fishers Certified Two Hand Casting Instructor
I feel as though I have the responsibility to live up to standards that are still above me. I was tested by Al Buhr. How will I ever achieve that standard? Even though I am now in a group of only thirty others in the United States with this status I am still humbled by the meaning.
While I was on my way to North Carolina, for examination, I received an email from Gordy Hill that Bob Runpf had passed. I was just with Bob a month ago at the Catskill Fly Fishing Muesum working with Wild Trout Flyrodders. Bob was casting and I was watching and noticing how fluid and clean he was with the fly rod. Sadly, I missed his presentation as I was being pre tested for THCI by Jim Valle. The reason I mention this is because it put reality and the importance of our lives in perspective. Not only was Bob a great caster but he was a great person with many people who are touched by the loss.
So, for me, I acknowledge that I am on a new path. Not the end, as I once thought. I am now placed in the position of responsibility to be what I am titled as being. I promised Al I would live up to the standards required and intend to do just that.
Joining the International Federation Of Fly Fishers will offer you a group of anglers who have the passion and desire to learn, teach and share all they know. I am proud to be a member, Single and two hand instructor and will be so until I make my last cast.