Somewhere around Maryland or Virginia, a bluegill turns into a bream. And that's pronounced 'brim' like the shady part on y'all's straw hat.
Geography and dialect aside, the fish are the same. Though here at the Rose River Farm ponds, they're big enough to fill a 12" pan.
This is the pre-tournament tournament that our friend Cory Routh arranges for the folks in the 2-Fly. People get a chance to throw a line, practice their cast, and chase some panfish. It's fun.
Every year at the end of April for the past decade, Project Healing Waters has hosted veterans from across the country for the annual 2-Fly Tournament at Rose River Farm. It's just up the road from Criglersville on the Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, almost to Syria, Virginia. 2017 is our 11th Annual. http://www.projecthealingwaters.org/tournaments/2-fly-tournament/ The Rose River Farm is a ‘sometimes magical, always special’ place. When the Farm isn’t hosting this great Healin
I met Capt. Ed Nicholson, USN (Ret.) at a DC-region fly fishing show early in 2005. He was standing next to an empty table with a hand-written poster taped onto a wastebasket. “Take a Vet Fishing” the sign said. Truth be told, it wasn't much to look at. The sign fell. Twice. So I stopped to help Ed stand it back up. We fussed and fixed it, then he smiled, handed me a clipboard with a list of names, and said “Write your number here.” He wasn't asking, and there really wasn’t a