I got bit by the fly fishing bug a little over 2 years ago, and fortunately with my job (consulting, so lots of travel), I've been about to fish a number of places around the country.
My 14 year old nephew, when he was visiting last year, said he wanted me to teach him how to fly fish. So this year, my dad reserved a cabin in Broken Bow Oklahoma for a few days to take my boys and my sister's boys for some camping, hiking and yes, even some fly fishing.
So Thursday evening, after dinner, we loaded up and headed to the river. I picked a spot where I thought we might have the best chance, even though the local fly shop said the fishing was pretty slow. After some pointers on casting, I rigged up a #14 soft hackle on my 5wt, and we started working the river. Within an hour, he had his first fish!!
A small rainbow trout! It wasn't a size worth mounting or bragging about, but it was so much fun seeing him get his first fish. And the bonus was it was a fly I had tied!! I think I got more excited about it than he did.
We fished for a little while longer, but it was dark so we needed to head back to the cabin. But it was "Mission Accomplished", and hopefully, a new convert to this great sport.
Oh, and wouldn't you know it, I left my phone in my Jeep, so no picture. Bummer.