This past winter I decided to build a fly rod for my father. Living in Florida, he has always enjoyed fishing in both fresh and salt water and I thought he might enjoy trying his hand at flyfishing as well.
Our annual trip to Florida coincided with Father’s Day, so I convinced my brother to buy the reel, an Albright 7wt. I took it to Cabelas and had it loaded with backing and 7wt. line and also purchased some bass leaders and tippet. I filled one of the fly boxes that I use for kayak fishing with an assortment of poppers, hairbugs, streamers and dry flies. I’ll introduce him to nymphing later.
On Father’s Day we presented him with the outfit and he really enjoyed it. Here are some pics of him with the rod and my attempt at giving him some flycasting lessons. Enjoy!