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Default Gotta love my 82 year old father!

My Father came for a visit yesterday, and the first thing he said to me was, "How much vacation time you got?"

Apparently he bought a new outboard motor and wants to try it out ASAP. We're alread plotting a camping/fishing trip for the late spring/early summer.

He's not a flyfisherman himself, so Ill be using mostly spinning gear. But you gotta love it when the man's 82, has the health of a man who's 60, and the sass of a guy that just turned 21.
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With his final words on the final episode of the long running TV show The Fishin' Hole host Jerry McKinnis said something that I've never forgotten.

"Take your dad fishing, or your mom.
Heck with this "take your kid fishing" - take your dad fishing."
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With his final words on the final episode of the long running TV show The Fishin' Hole host Jerry McKinnis said something that I've never forgotten.

"Take your dad fishing, or your mom.
Heck with this "take your kid fishing" - take your dad fishing."
Absolutely, Riptide, absolutely!
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That's great. Really great.
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That's absolutely wonderful that the two of you can share more memories fishing together! Some of the fondest memories of my childhood are fishing with my father and grandfather. Here's to lots of great outings together for both of you.
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As the others have said, what a great opportunity to spend quality time with your father! Best of luck and be sure to take some photos of the trip and be sure to post a trip report when you get back, we don't care if it is spinning gear or not.
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Awesome!!!

I'd give my left you know what to have a chance to take my pops fishing one last time..... I sure miss that guy, he had to leave too damn soon!
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I remember that quote so well because in my father's later years it meant so much to him to have me take him "fishing"

He had ALS and was in a wheelchair so we weren't really fishing but we'd go hang out at a river near his house where there was a fly-only area with wheelchair accessible ramps. This single pool was heavily stocked and a lot of people, (many of whom should have been elsewhere) fished there.
I'd bring sandwiches and beers and we would sit up on the bank for hours.
If the sun was right, you could see right to the bottom and watch the trout that could not be seen from river level.
It was great fun.... for both of us.
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Take him as often as he wants to go, call in sick,cancell what ever. The regrets will be less and the memorys will help you cope.





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That's great!
Enjoy all the time you can with your father. These are the days you'll never forget.


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