Admittedly, the final decision to attend was kind of last minute. I had a guided trip on Friday morning, and was leaving for Ontario at 2:30am on Sunday morning. I still needed to rig rods, pack my clothes, and figure out how I was gonna get across the border without a passport. Still...it was a local event and I wanted to be in attendance. I fired off a few messages online and was put into contact with Ben one of the brainchilds behind the event. He was quick to let me know that the festival was in it's first year and that he didn't want to mislead me. When I asked what he meant he said, "I'm hoping for 200 people." That's all I needed to hear to start loading the truck. I've always been of the belief that exposure need not be to millions, but to the genuine interest of one.
|Not a bad setup with only a few hours notice.|
|Kids casting classes on the lawn.|
|Ben competing in the Fly Fishing Triathlon presented by Orvis of Madison.|
For a first year event this was a great time. I really enjoyed the opportunity and would like to thank the Mazo Trout and Trail Fest for allowing me to attend. Plans are already underway for next years event and you should make plans to be in attendance.