This year, Christmas was not celebrated in typical fashion at our house. We decided that gifts were basically arbitrary at this point since there's really not one thing that any of us needs. We didn't spend the day making a Christmas turkey and gorging, in fact, we ate taco salad for dinner. Instead, we opted outside.
My parents have never been fly fishing before. It's been years since they even went fishing with traditional tackle. So, on Christmas, we introduced them to this sport that we love so much.
Fish were caught. No one fell in, nobody drowned. They want to keep doing it.
We spent a day making real memories, something that can't be purchased in any store, something that can't be taken away.
It really is a wonderful life.
Jacob is a fly fishing guide with a passion for conservation and brook trout. He is an accomplished rod builder and restorationist.
Jillian is an outdoor photographer and blogger, using her voice for Public Lands and Cold Water Conservation. She specializes in trying to out fish jacob whenever she puts the camera down.