I finished the IFTD show here in Denver with a few things to to think about. One is how good it was to catch up with old friends in town, two was that my bank account needs to improve before I take advantage of all the pro deal forms I received over the week and lastly, if not most important was running into friend Dave Whitlock.
Just finding time to talk to Dave was a special treat, especially seeing how his booth was stacked with people throughout the show. I was able to catch him the last few hours on Saturday and it was well worth the wait!
I was able to talk a little fishing with the Master about his favorite fish species... Carp! Okay, Golden Dorado's are a close 2nd seeing how he is very addicted to this new targeted species. Both of which have their own uniqueness but I suppose the Dorado may take all species as to the beauty of this Southern fish. I almost targeted Golden Dorado's on my last trip to Argentina but time fell short so no go. Dave talked away as if it was a youngster getting into fly fishing for the 1st time, he loved to go on about these fish and his new addiction.
Back to Carp now...So Dave and I rambled away about the current state and future of Carp fishing as well as our top destinations to chase em. The Great Lakes still reign supreme for top level Carp action and despite it's popularity,
Whether or not that actually happens who knows but to get to talk to a guy that most all of us look up to in the Industry and for what he does for the sport, is a day that I will definitely look forward to.
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