April 2015 Members of the Month–Kurt and Lynne Calender

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Names: Kurt and Lynne Calender

FWFF members since: June 2011

 

Fishing since:

Kurt – since boyhood

Lynne – May 2013, Jim Bass’ casting school in Keller

 

Favorite place to fly fish:

Kurt – Colorado

Lynne – the neighborhood pond a few miles from our house in Keller

 

The last place I fly fished:

Kurt – Nolan River

Lynne – Guadalupe River with Kurt and Jud Cole of Hell ‘N’ Back Outfitters

 

My dream fly fishing trip is (and with whom):

Kurt – Belize, fishing for permit, bonefish and tarpon with Lefty Kreh

Lynne – a brook in green Scotland with Kurt

 

Favorite fish to catch:

Kurt – the fish at the end of my line now

Lynne – rainbow trout

 

Best fly fishing memory:

Kurt – catching 80 trout in one day, five browns and 75 rainbows, with my wife keeping track

Lynne – the first brown of the trip, a 2-pounder, on the White River in Arkansas at Gaston’s: the first time I caught a fish before Kurt did!

 

When I’m not fly fishing, I like to:

Kurt – visit our kids in Denver; hike, bicycle, camp, bird watch, look at the stars; I like to read about fly fishing, think about how awesome my last trip was, and plan my next trip.

Lynne – I like to read, hike, birdwatch, stargaze

 

The reason I like fly fishing is:

Kurt – The challenge of fooling a fish to take an artificial fly is just plain fun, and bringing a fish to the net on a lively fly rod is a thrill every time. Also, beautiful water surrounded by breathtaking scenery is amazingly peaceful.

Lynne – I get outdoors with my favorite friend whereas I would just be a couch potato otherwise

 

Anything else you would like the club to know about you?

Lynne – I appreciate the warm welcome from the club, fly fishing has opened the door to some great outdoor adventures!

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