Greatest fly rod purchase, ever.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by formerguide, May 2, 2013.

  1. formerguide

    formerguide Active Member

    Thanks to Anil and Joe at Puget Sound for making my day, but more importantly, my son Calvin's day as well. He was as excited as I've ever seen him. He is the proud new owner of an Echo "Gecko" rod and reel, plus a newly filled fly box.

    Took him to a nearby lake for some casting/fishing practice. Ended up with two hook in me (forgot to bend the barb on the second hook) and a wife who reluctantly performed the mono loop trick to remove the second hook (she pulled so lightly the first two times that all she managed was to make me bleed more, haha!)

    But a sucessful day, and a much needed positive moment for Calvin, after a very trying week.

    Thought I'd share, pictures say it all. Hope the video upload works as well. God bless.





  2. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    That look is priceless.
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  3. aplTyler

    aplTyler Inept Steelheader

    Those guys are great. Glad to see he had a good time!
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  4. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Very cool... that young fella will have this event permanently loaded in to his roll-a-dex of life's great moments!
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  5. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    Ha Ha, very cool. You may want to get a matching hat.
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  6. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    " rod has a cool colored grip and better colors then your rod! Mine is better and worth more than yours!" ;) That second pic is awesome!!!! :) I really wish you the best in this journey!
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  7. scottmel

    scottmel Member

    What an awesome memory for both of you !
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  8. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    That's wonderful!
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  9. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

    Fantastic. Glad to see the lad got a win. Where did he catch you with the hook?
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  10. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

    Great stuff !!
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  11. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Outstanding!! (Except for the hook part.) Congratulations.
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  12. Josh Stroud

    Josh Stroud Active Member

    Nice, sweet rod!
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  13. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    That is really heartwarming. Thank you for sharing
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  14. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    Those guys are the best. That's why we support them every chance we get.
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  15. Anil

    Anil Active Member

    Best fly rod sale, ever!
    Thanks for letting me play a small part. Watching his face light up, reminded me of being his age, and all the times I would take out my fishing gear to gaze in wonder and dream.
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  16. Jeff Sawyer

    Jeff Sawyer Active Member

    Very, cool!
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  17. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

    Way cool. Those guys get it.
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  18. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    I really wish that this could turn into a ten page thread. That's such a fantastic little story. Thanks so much for sharing it. Makes me wish I had some little guy to take fishing. I'm going to make a point of getting my youngest brother out fishing as soon as I can.

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  19. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

    Thanks for sharing your son's joy!
    His expressions are simply priceless.
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  20. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Great day (and he already hooked something, lol.). You created an enduring memory there . . . WTG!
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