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Congratulations, tie flyer!!!!


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tie flyer landed himself a baby boy on Tuesday!

7lbs 9.5 oz


Sounds like a trophy to me!


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Congratulations, Tie Flyer! You'll find that you'll be practicing a very specialized kind of catch and release with the release a couple of decades from now. In the mean, time, enjoy every moment with your son.

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Thanks guys! Sorry I didn’t drop by earlier but I’ve been a bit preoccupied.

My wife and I are ecstatic and we truly feel blessed. Jasper Eugene Peterson-Hartmann was born 2:59 p.m. after 13 hours of relatively easy (I'm told) labor.


After walking down to the lakewalk to watch fireworks I opened the porch door to find a huge mayfly dancing around the light bulb: a Hex. We went to sleep for a few hours and awoke at 2 a.m. when Amber’s water broke. The delivery was amazingly easy – we really got lucky throughout the entire pregnancy – most of all, it was just plain amazing.

I will spare you most details, but when he came out the first thing I noticed was his little hand grasping and moving through the air above his head. “How is his backcast?” my dad asked later. It looked pretty good, but what I really noticed was how long his fingers were. I think he’ll make a fine little fly tier.

I took a picture of the hex so when he is old enough we can tie one up together. First I need to get him out fishing. I must be slacking; he’s nearly a week old!

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A most handsome lad!

Your story of the Hexagenia mayfly reminded me that we have a similar story in our family. Our daughter was born a couple of years after I really went nuts about trout fishing and had begun soaking up everything I could learn about it. Thus, I put great import on looking at my new-born baby girl, then turning to look out a hospital window far above the Mississippi in Minneapolis to see a caddis fly perched on the glass. My daughter loves this story and treasures it as a part of family lore. Make sure you tie that fly with your son.

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Congratulations Tie Flyer! All he needs now is a fly rod, and a beard. grin.gif Really congratulations. I don't have any yet, but I've got to see the joy a son has brought to my brother, and our family.

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That's a cool association you have with your daughter's birth, Turiprap. When we came home from the hospital over two days later, carrying the baby as delicately as possible, I noticed the mayfly was still alive in the entryway. We were a little preoccupied at the moment; now I wish I had saved it but it is gone.

Marc V, you're right! I'm going to have to go buy (or better yet, build) a new rod for him to use. I'm just surprised he didn't come out with a hairy chest.

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