The Sunday Morning Chillax: Short Videos with Big Stoke

The Sunday Morning Chillax: 5-Year-Old Catches His First Steelhead

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First Fish from norcal on Vimeo.

No doubt about it, it's for stories like this one that I started Consider it a place to explore the various perspectives on what's it like to be a parent who, as in this example, takes a boy fly fishing for the first time — dad gets his long-awaited chance to show his minion one of the finest things that makes his heart tick the way it does. To many of us dads, this kind of passage is a bigger deal than we may let on. And in this case, Ben Galland flips a few pages of a story for us to see a little better. It's casting a line and doing a dance with a steelhead in a mountain river, bringing her in, exploring her beauty, setting her free again, and showing a little boy how it's done. Most of all, I love the way the story is presented. No swollen how-tos and tips, rather a perspective that shows us how it feels, what the players are thinking, what happens along the way. We're simply pulled along in a simple, beautiful story. Sentimental? Yeah, sure it is. And it should be.

The Sunday Morning Chillax is here while you're enjoying a cup of coffee in the quiet morning as your kids, hopefully, sleep in. No need to read, this is always a video; something to give you happy thoughts about mountains, fresh air, stoke, fun, or being outside. Enjoy. Relax. And, um, not guaranteed to be weekly — hey, you get what you pay for, but it's a dang good bargain.

first fish with dad


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