So my little daughter, Brooke, wanders over to me:
“I had a sleep show [read: dream] last night.”
“Yeah, what was it about?”
“I was fishing for sharptooth minnows [read: prehistoric minnows] with my fly rod.”
“Oh. Did you catch any?”
“Yes. I was using the rainbow fly from your fly box [her favorite sparkle woolly bugger].”
“Did you fin tag them and release them?”
“Yes, they were snapping at me!”
She’s a really cool kid.
Finn, say hi to everyone. Everyone, say hi to Finn. A long, sometimes very tough road getting him here, but here he is! Now Brooke will have someone to keep her on her toes.
Is day three too early to introduce a fly rod?
The post title says it all. Here it is, just before I do my last reading pass.
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I’m giving Single-Handed Fly Casting a final once-over before producing the PDF for press. I got the dust jacket built to press dimensions over the weekend and am creating the foil stamp imprint file today. Looks like the book will weigh in right at three pounds, and should have some good “shelf presence.”
The look/feel is much of what I had hoped for, although there are limitations with a vertical format. The flow of text and line illustrations feels really good (better than photos to my eye). Insane amount of work to get all the pics finished, but finished they are.
Next step involves a signed quote, a large check, and a FEDEX envelope. Once the book is in the press queue, I’ll post on expected arrival date.