Today I had the honor to take out one of our soldiers in the U.S. Army. Charles just got stationed here in Savannah Ga at Fort Stewart. He has a passion for fly fishing and was looking to get out at some nice size redfish.
We met at the landing at 0645. Charles was on time and I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. We headed out into the dawn with 30 degree temps. Running thirty-five miles per hour in a flats boat you can feel the chill seep through what ever you are wearing. I looked over at Charles with my teeth chattering, and he appeared as though he was on a cruise to Belize... I thought to myself, Dang, I must be getting soft in my old age.
We got on school after school of redfish and could see Charles' face smiling from ear to ear and the words "This is awesome" coming out of his mouth. It was one of those realizations I get over and over that not only do I love fly fishing, but I love showing people unique fisheries. Charles went on to catch fish after fish and we had a blast. This was his first experience fly fishing the low country and I am glad it was with LocoFlyCharters.
Here is to Charles, and all of the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe.