Fun near the Raritan River

In the movie 1776, George Washington sends a dispatch to Congress in which he bemoans the sorry state of the Continental Army. Washington describes the soldiers as drunk, disorderly, and cites them for engaging in such scandalous behavior as “naked bathing in the Raritan River.”

That all sounds like fun, but in January it’s really too cold to seriously consider. So I passed up the chance for some skinny dipping in favor of attending the Edison Fly Fishing Show.

My seminar was the show’s first at 9:45am. With the new venue and labyrinthine passageways to the seminar rooms, I had visions of presenting to a crowd of ten. Not to worry — nearly a hundred people showed up, and I’m told it was one of the largest crowds of the day. Thank you if you were part of the audience.

So that was cool. Afterward I walked the floor, did a little networking, shopping, saying hello to friends, and meeting and greeting. Many thanks if you were one of the people who stopped to chat.

I got out cheap with just one purple flatwing saddle. Next up: the CFFA Show on Saturday, February 3rd. I’ll be tying. Details to come.

Pretty fair company. I caught parts of Rosenbauer’s, Daniel’s, Currier’s, Randall’s, and Mayer’s presentations. Just head thataway.

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4 comments on “Fun near the Raritan River

  1. Hi Steve,

    Congratulations on a great presentation at the Edison Fly Fishing Show! Very informative
    and enjoyable, as usual. We hope to get you back to the Long Island Flyrodders, so that we can defend our, “Legion of Cookout Merit,” as well as hear you speak about, “Trout Fishing for Stripers,” before the fall run begins.

    Regards,

    Mike Postol

  2. Allison Brown says:

    Steve, thanks so much for helping me pick out the appropriate skins for wet fly tying. I really appreciate the time you spent and I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation! Tight lines! Allison Brown

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