Hit the water with my family just to fool around and teach my kids how to cast. Tomorrow we're hitting the Tahuya river, well, just my son (9), one of my daughters (6) and myself. So I thought I'd get a little practice casting in at the beach. So my son has his Redington Minnow set up and I brought the first rod I built I did, a 7'6" 4wt with floating line for my daughter to cast with. To my surprise, there was a ton of top water action! It was hard to keep focus on teaching the kids! But I managed for a little bit. My daughter tired so I sent her off to my wife and her siblings. I never hit the beach with out a small flybox and rod, so, I tied on a Miyawaki Popper variant and proceeded to have a top water blast with the 7'6" 4wt, hook up after hook up, short strikes, boils, cart wheels, you name it, the fishing was HOT! The 3" chum or pinks were fighting to stay alive, even bumping into my legs. At one point as I was instructing my older daughter who came down we a mass ambush, it's like the water exploded and if there was a "freeze" feature on the remote control of life there could have been at least 10 SRC airborne all at once as they were ambushing bait fish. It was near magical. Then at another point as I was bringing in an SRC a Crane?? Came at me and tried to get in the way and intimidate me as I was releasing the SRC as my kids were yelling, feed it to the bird, feed it to the bird! Lol. My kids crack me up! My wife wanted in on the madness as well and waded out in her jeans as I was standing there in my shorts, no waders needed today. So I set her up, showed her how to strip it back and she caught her first cut in the salt today. Good times! Good friggin' times today, good times! Long live the SRC. Now hoping to get my kids into some river action tomorrow.