Papa, can we catch one that isn't slimy?

by David Noll
(Lake City, Mn)

Alison casting

Alison casting

Earlier this week my wife Mary and I took our 6 year old granddaughter, Alison, camping with us in the Wisconsin Driftless area. I brought along a Shimotsuke Gen 240 rod for her to fish with. Alison ended up catching 4 trout with Papa's help.(hook set and landing) She would cast and and after getting help setting the hook I would hand the rod to her. That worked up until the fish would jump out of the water which would elicit a scream and I would get the rod back. After the 3rd fish Alison asked if we could catch one that wasn't slimy. She is now totally hooked on trout fishing.

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