Literary Angler – A couple of limericks

mia and kait

Editor’s Note: A small and enthusiastic group of steelhead fly fishers got together in February to learn some of the finer nuances of spey casting and fishing the iconic North Umpqua River. Our instructors included top women guides Mia Sheppard of Little Creek Outfitters and Kaitlin Sampsel of Humble Heron Fly Fishing and Fine Art. We had a grand time laughing, learning, and fishing in the snow.  Memories of the weekend brought forth these silly limericks. LKH

Steelhead School Memories

I met a young fishing guide named Kait

Who tied her long locks in a plait

Her fish sense was keen

Her casting so clean

Swinging flies as her preferred “bait.”


Mia’s a guide who loves fish

She hunts them and looks for a swish

Her cast is a beauty

Especially her snap T

To cast like her is my wish!

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L to R: Paula Stenberg, Lisa Hansen, Mia Sheppard, Callie Freeman, Averi Wratney, Kait Sampsel.