For a lot of reasons David French deserves the week he’s had with us this week.
Scoring a 31 inch fish on your first streamer trip might raise a few eyebrows at the word deserving. Some would suggest mere luck.
But for a whole bunch of reasons, some of which i will share, Davis trophy week which includes another 3 fish over 2 foot long is truly deserved.
David is a fishy guy and for Gabe Levin and myself it was a matter of translating Dave’s salt water skills into atreamer fly fishing. On the water you can see his casting and presentation skills improving daily.
Monday he got a 25 with me and missed another good one; Tuesday it was all about numbers with 10 Browns including 3 over 21; he got another 24
with Gabe on Wednesday and Thursday another 25 plus what really is one of the biggest fish with any of our guides has put in a boat with a customer this 31 inch monster big.
Dave’ passion and commitment booking 5 days and grinding through arthritic stripping fingers, sore shoulders and the run ins with trees, all the usual streamer fare. Dave was smiling and laughing through it all.
It couldnr happen to a better bloke. Just one problem: what are we going to do with him next year