Spending the week with 3 generations of Andersons was a real treat. John is 85 years young and still going strong. A recent knee replacement has not slowed John down one bit! He loves to get out and fly fish. John has more energy that most people half his age. John just finished publishing a book on entomology from some of his local streams. He is an inspiration to me. Age is just a number to him because he is out with his fly rod in hand all the time. Steve is John's son. He lives in the San Fransisco area and he too is a passionate fly fisher. Steve seizes the opportunity to get everybody together to fly fish. That requires lots of coordination and effort but it is so worth it! Austin is the energetic grandson. He has spent time in Alaska as of late and loves to fly fish as well! I admire the effort that the family made to get all three generations together to fly fish. These are special times.
I did have a flashback to last year when John caught 6 sizeable rainbows in a short span of time while Steve was fly fishing right beside him. That was a fun hour of action!
As the week progressed there were more special "Anderson" moments. Perhaps the best one was at Twin Lakes while fly fishing for tiger trout! Steve latched onto a biggie and his son, Austin, managed to net the trophy! I was close by and was able to capture a few action shots that included all three generations! It was quite evident that the Andersons are all passionate fly fishers. That inspiration must have started with grandpa. Way to go John!
A great family moment!
John tangling with a big brown trout!
photo courtesy of Barry Stokes
Austin tangling with a gigantic rainbow!
Steve Anderson photo