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I was feeling alone and unappreciated, then I got this....



I am not sure if you remember me, but you taught me how to fly fish on the Little Lehigh from 1990-1997. Every day was a learning experience. You brought in the best from Gary Borger, Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh and others. Moreover, I had the best teachers there everyday with guys like yourself, Al Miller, and others like Joe Koehler. I'm not on Facebook so I am messaging you here. My email is and I'd like to stay in touch. I saw that you were out west for awhile. I'm really sorry I didn't know that. I am in Portland, OR and if you ever get back out here again, I would love to host you on one of our many rivers. The Little Lehigh is still my favorite. We don't have limestone streams here. I still fish size 24 and smaller with 7X tippet on occasion. The LL taught me how to present clean on the first cast. It matters on rivers like the Metolius with native trout. Fly fishing is still a great passion of mine and I want to thank you for introducing and teaching me the sport. I still tie Al's rat and use the Leisenring Lift which everyone call's Euro rigging now. Anyhow, I attached a picture of the painting of the Little Lehigh Fly Shop I have hanging in my living room. I bought the first of 120 copies. Love that painting. I have to say I think of you guys and that place when I'm on the water. Would love to fish with you again sometime. I see videos of the LL now, and it doesn't seem like the same place. Where did the crowds come from? I still want to get back there and fish it again. Love that river. Take care, and thanks again Rod,


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