05/30/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives
2  .  Green Sedges (Caddis)
3.    Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
4.    Little Sister Caddis (mostly Abrams Creek)
5.    LIght Cahills
6.    Little Short-horned Sedges
7.    American March Browns
8.    Eastern Pale Evening Duns
9.    Sulphurs
10.  Little Yellow Stoneflies
11.  Giant Black Stoneflies
12.  Golden Stoneflies
13.  Streamers (Sculpin, Minnows)
14.  Inch Worms

Memorial Day
Like many of you, I visited Washington DC on my high school senior trip. About all I
can remember is the fun we had on the buses and in the hotel. It was many years
later, in fact, just a few years ago, that Angie and I visited Washington on our way
back from a fly fishing trip to the mid Atlantic area. We took pictures in front of the
White House, the Capital and around all the other features of the area that I have
respect for but I guess you could say, with mixed feelings and strong opinions.
However, one thing really stood out to catch my attention and gain my full respect
that obviously didn't many years before - Arlington National Cemetery.

Looking across the graves that line up anyway you approach them as far as your
eyes can see sent cold chills through my body. Four years ago, we returned to
Washington to produce a video on automobile GPS units. I used Arlington as a
GPS "point of interest". It was just a tiny way in which I thought I could highlight its
importance.

If any citizen can look across the graves of all those young men and women who
gave their lives for us (never having the opportunities we take for granted) and not
be truly thankful, they don't deserve to live in the country. Yes, today is a day off
work for many of us, but please just pause for at least a few seconds to remember
why.

2011 James Marsh