A quick view from the “stage” at Georgetown Brewery last week, where a sold-out house packed in to enjoy the awesome beer, eat fantastic food (courtesy of Kevin Davis and the Steelhead Diner) and listen to Jack Berryman, Cameron Scott, John Larison and me read. That’s Jason Rolfe (Writers on the Fly founder) revving up the crowd for Larison’s (back of the head, foreground) beautiful and moving performance.
What an evening! The other readers flat-out blew me away with their work, and it was uplifting to feel the vibe of support–for the readers, and for wild steelhead conservation. Huge thanks to G-Town Brewing, Kevin Davis, Jason Rolfe, Dave McCoy, my fellow readers, and everyone who came out to make it a great event. It was a hell of a party.
The highlight for me, though, was the opportunity to hang out with my good friend Larison. Awesome guy and incredible writer, steelhead angler, hunter and father. Big inspiration for me. Watch out for his new novel–it’s going to be HUGE–and well-deserved mainstream literary recognition in the coming year. I’m just happy us fish people had him to ourselves this night.
The last few weeks have been a mad scramble for me, with work deadlines, kids playing two sports each, and trying to use any spare moments (Ha! He said “spare moments.”) to work on a new book. All great stuff, just a lot of it. So not much fishing, foraging or food to report today.
But I did want to post this flyer: John Larison (in a rare Seattle appearance), Cameron Scott and I will be reading and talking about fish, fishing, conservation and writing at a fundraiser for Wild Steelhead Coalition. I think it’s going to be an awesome time–details on the poster–and we hope you can join us. Did I mention it’s at the Georgetown Brewery? Tasty beverages and good times guaranteed to roll.
Something’s fishy in West Seattle: Freelance conservation advocate and webmeister, Paul Moinester; The Flyfish Journal Editor and occasional Santa impersonator, Steve Duda; and Patagonia rep and Wild Steelhead Coalition boardie, Brian Bennett digging in and grubbin’ down. Just part of the crowd at an impromptu, pre-Writers-On-The-Fly feast at West Seattle’s famed Ma’Ono. Did I mention the fried chicken? Or the Spam musubi? Or the saimin noodles? Holy smokes.
Any visit to Emerald Water Anglers should include a meal at Ma’Ono. Hey, McCoy…how ’bout a package deal: Buy a rod, get fried chicken free? Sales through the roof. Aloha!