A Quick Down & Out For Hannah & I

2013-03-16pic010original800pxWestover Farms near Steelville, Missouri is such a special place. The property and private trout stream have been through some ownership changes over the past years, but we are fortunate that the current owners share a love for the outdoors and a willingness to share it with others for a small fee. Best of all, they recognize the importance of kids fishing and offer discounts for children to fish their waters (and their dad’s to tag along to photograph).  Hannah, Bill Hentchel (my father-in-law), and I made the trip down to Westover Farms for a quick morning trip to get Hannah on the water.  After a quick morning stop at Lewis Cafe in St. Clair, Missouri and some of the best biscuits and sausage gravy served in Franklin County, we were headed southwest.  This was a relatively short trip, with the wind making it difficult for Hannah, along with the higher than normal flows, she quickly lost interest.  Rather than forcing her to battle through it and regret coming, we packed up when she was ready to head back and made the quick 1hr trip back to the house.  Even if there were not any trophy fish to photo, it was still a great day out on the river with the coolest fly girl I know.