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Thanks Walt for helping my dad's dream come true.
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:33:48 PM »
"Thanks Walt  for helping to make our dad's dream trip come true."
"In honor of his 70th birthday, Dean Johnson's children (Bryn, Kier, Todd and Teryn) arranged a day of fly fishing for him with Walt Geryk as their   guide on the Deerfield River in Western Mass. "The mid-August day began unseasonably cold (50 degrees) and windy, but Walt managed to keep our attention while instructing us on the how to of fly casting in a few hours. After a hot tea and coffee break we headed off to the river. With the five of us struggling with the gusty winds, Walt made a suggestion and invited the group back for an impromptu late afternoon session when he hoped the wind and weather would be more cooperative. By 5pm the wind was down; the temperature was up; and the fish were rising. Kier Johnson caught this 13"  Rainbow Trout just a few minutes after wet wading  into the river that evening.  Walt made what could have been a bust of a day into something special and memorable for us all. We'll never forget his generosity and patience with our group of five -- four of whom had never touched a fly rod until this morning!"
Teryn Johnson Kendall
New York