Well folks, my wife and I just returned from a few days in the NC and TN mountains.
I finally got to stand in front of my Grandpa's flyrod on display in 'The Fly Fishing Museum of The Southern Appalachians.'
It was a very emotional moment for this old man.
It was difficult to keep from shedding a tear or two.
I was THE grandson that he chose to teach the fine art of flyfishing and I'm grateful that he did, I have wonderful memories of he and I fishing together.
So, if any of y'all get to Bryson City NC, drop in to the museum (free) and see the best examples of the bamboo flyrod makers art.
My rod is in a stand alone glass case since it's the only example they have of a E.C. Powell rod.
It contains the rod, a small book by the maker, my Grandpa's fly wallet, and two pictures of Grandpa using the rod and holding two trout taken in the mountains of northern Arizona.
Tight lines y'all.