Every fall, the Fredericksburg, Fly Fishers Club hosts Oktoberfisch fly fishing festival, where like minded folk gather to polish their skills on the river, catch up with old friends, and swap fish-tales around the campfire.
As Oscar & I departed the house, the usual hail & farewell gaggle was relaxing in the yard saying goodbye.
After arriving at Morgan Shady Park, we set up camp at a nice site overlooking the North Lanno River.
One of the best benefits for me was getting to work on proper casting techniques with master teachers. Here is a group practicing on the point.
I also learned about the various types of kayaks used for fishing and was able to decide on which boat I'll be purchasing. Here's an early morning shot of the fleet . . .
No gathering of this sort would be complete without a BBQ, Texas style! Gotta have some of them fried jalapeno peppers don'tcha know YUMMMMMMM! First you put some "special batter" on 'em and fry 'em up good & crispy like.
Set 'em in a pan with some ranch dressing available on the side . . .
Then simply wait for folks to grab a plateful and start working up a real nice sweat! there's nuthin' quite like sweaty eyebrows from jalapeno overload. Releases endorphins too!!
Money was raised for local FFA as hard working volunteers served up some mighty good steak.
Dinner on the lawn under evening lights . . .
Commemorative desert cake . . . mouth watering . . .
Oscar enjoyed some fireside lap time with Michelle and Elaine as he listened to us all swap stories . . .
We're looking forward to next year's Oktoberfisch already.