I really appreciate my friends supporting me with the launch of Ranch Coastal and Beach Bum Cowgirl. RanchCoastal.com went live on the World Wide Web on April 1st this year. I am going to count down 2017 with pictures my friends and customers have sent me. I just love getting those pictures. This multi-talented bright young lady has a wide variety of passions. She loves to fly fish with her family! I imagine all the years of ballet have made her even more graceful in her fly fishing endeavors. Yes you are looking at a real live sugar plum fairy... if you attend the Nutcracker Ballet in San Angelo this weekend you will see her dancing in several roles. She is a very accomplished and serious ballerina in addition to excelling in academics and cheerleading... and did I mention she ranches too. Keeley is a precious and very talented little friend!! Thanks for sporting the Ranch Coastal brand while you were having fun with your fly fishing Keeley! #ranchcoastal .com #girlswhoflyfish#fish#hunt#ranch#rodeo#fishcolorado#fishnewmexico#girlsgottallent#christmasgifts
My dad is an EXPERT fly fisher, safe to say my brother is on his way to expert too. I grew up with not much interest and it wasn't till this year at 27 I really found myself with a burning desire to learn from my dad. To be honest, I've always been super close with my family and always been as some would say "a daddy's girl" and a lot of my interest stemmed from being closer with my dad and my brother Kyle and really seeing/understanding what drove them to a river every chance they got.
It's been difficult to learn the skills and sportsmanship that go along with fly fishing. Most days I've left the river or lake frustrated and defeated because I've caught more knots than trout and I can't seem to get the hang of a roll cast (which I've been told is SUPER easy). Year to date I've caught 3, THREE, fish. All three on a fly rod and honestly I'm very proud of it. Those catches have been exhilarating and left me with a bug that I can't fix. Mainly cause I'm not great.
My new year's resolutions are simple...get my roll cast down and catch a whopping 4, FOUR, fish...andd spend a lot more time wandering rivers and lakes with the Brightman boys (and mama) and God, catching fish, and loving life. 🎣🎣