This year marks the 10th year that Ive attended the Virginia Flyfishing and Wine Festival. It also happened to be my 40th birthdays as well. In true ruthless fashion we made a long weekend of it with a trip out to Rose River Farm.
The Rose was booked up so we opted to do some bream fishing and rigged up with some of Walt Cary's famous poppers.
I opted to try out my TFO Soft Hackle tenkara rod and managed a nice Pumpkinseed.
Kelly caught a nice bass.
After the farm we headed out to Waynesboro to try some troutfishing in the South River, not love from the trout, but the chubs were eating.
Saturday am we met up with David Gracie from Wild River Outfitters and set up the booth.
We stayed very busy and all three of us were talking up kayak fishing.
We are luck to be able to call so of the best kayak anglers friends, here we are hamming it up with Wanda Taylor.
And of course Beau Beasley had to remind eveyone at the VIP dinner that I just turned 40.
Kelly hanging out with Lefty Kreh and John Conrad.
And of course the obligatory ending shot from Afton Mountian. It was a great weekend and be sure not to miss it next year!