Except for the Two Rivers Fly Shop (and some radio work and a column in the magazine), I’m now unemployed. In other words, I don’t have a full-time job first time in 42 years. I have noticed no difference in attitude. And, I’m still posting on the message board, where most are like family.
I won’t post every day, but I’m addicted to it about like most of you folks are addicted to it. I need to tell my mundane stuff to someone because Jean Ann isn’t listening any more today than she did last week when I was employed.
FYI, if you are in Norfork on a Monday, stop in the fly shop. For at least a little while, that’s going to be the day I spell the regular staff. The owner has gone back and forth on what day that would help the most in their schedule. It needs to be a low volume day for me while I learn how to operate the cash register and credit card machine. It’s believed that Monday is slightly more busy than Tuesday or Wednesday and that’s the day that was picked for me.
I think part of my job is to brew a pot of coffee and wash coffee cups every day. It’s in the heart of town on Highway 5 just a few feet south of the Norfork River bridge. I think there will be time each Monday to check the forums. I will also tie midges for the shop during down time. They will be on sale along with the rest of the flies in the shop, at no extra cost. If you pick one of mine out (and I’ll probably tell you they are working), I’ll at least tell you that it was hand tied by me. FYI, all of the flies are hand tied. LOL.
I wrote one last column for the website, about what it feels like to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. OH, maybe it isn’t the last one. I assume Matt will take that column I write for the magazine and put it on the website, too. I expect them to be the Where Are They Now features that I so love to write.
Man I loved reading this and the article Clay!! How cool was that and you nailed that pitch brother….great job! The determination and look on your face clearly shows you are….raring back and cutting loose with it!!! Congrats!
I’m glad you got some warm up throws. I know i would have too bc the citis and nitis brothers would have eaten up my 1st pitch otherwise.I’m proud for you Clay,very great honor and one well deserved my friend.keep on posting,always love to hear what you think.