Perfect fishing Buddies |

Perfect fishing Buddies

Dear Editor:

On May 5, Trout Unlimited generously hosted a day of fly fishing for 14 of our Buddies at Lake Christine in Basalt – a perfect day for outdoor education and new adventures!

It was a first-time fishing experience for many of our Buddies, Big and Little. The Buddy Program would like to thank Dan Bullock, president of Trout Unlimited’s local chapter, for organizing the adventure for our Buddies, from coordinating the guides to planning and preparing breakfast and lunch – along with his wife, Meredith! Everything was amazing and very well organized!

Thank you to Matt Yamashita, from the Division of Wildlife, for sharing his knowledge of the local wildlife species as well as providing fly rods for our Little Buddies. The Buddy Program is also grateful to Alpine Angling and Roaring Fork Anglers for donating flies and the use of fly rods.

And finally, a big “thank you” to all of the guides who donated their time on that perfect Saturday to share what they love most with our Big and Little Buddies: Alan Pilkington, Jack Mikaloff, Ron Rouse, Jesse Amory, Jeff Chapman and Bill Hilderbrand. You all were truly inspirational, and thanks to you we now have a new group of eager fisher people!

Soledad Lowe

Senior program coordinator, the Buddy Program

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