Tenkara on Small Streams: Teaching Kids Fly Fishing, Respect for Conservation and a Mother’s Love

My girls were waiting in the car. I slid in the driver’s seat and directed my voice to the back, over the Shovels & Rope album playing: “Girls, I don’t know what today will bring. I don’t even really know where we are going. All I know, it will be an adventure.”

We set off towards a gorge outside of Floyd, Virginia. I hiked the trail through the gorge last fall. It was brutal and not for my girls. There’s an off road parking area that can be seen from the trail near primitive camping sites and the stream. That was our destination.

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