Holy cow, what a super busy weekend. We started off on Friday evening doing a little fly tying with our friends at Gotham Archery. They were kind enough to give us some room to do what we do, and it was very cool to hang out in their space for a couple hours. That place is awesome, everyone should check it out.
Then we had an early Saturday morning departure to Plattekill Mountain resort for the first annual NY Outdoor Expo. The rain held off for the most part, and the views from the mountain are amazing. We want to extend our thanks to the team at Upstate Adventure Guides for a wonderfully executed event, and Plattekill Mountain looks like a great place to ski in the winter. Their mountain biking looks pretty insane too. You can ride the chair lift to the top of the mountain and then cruise down the ski trails. We were busy manning the booth, but that looked like a lot of fun. I'd be remiss if I didn't give a shout out to Shawn and Ben from Orvis Sandanona. Those guys can really cast a fly rod. Just to geek out a little bit, Shawn was able to take the 7'6" 3-weight and cast all 80' of the fly line with it. I mean, that's just amazing. We got to check out their new line of Helios rods too, those bad boys cast real nice.
And then the rain came down. And boy did it come down. I mean, it poured all night. So you gotta give real big props to Dave from Destination Backcountry Adventures for getting that fire started in those conditions. And additional thanks to the lean-to for keeping us dry. A good campfire and good people on a rainy night are pretty awesome companions. Sometimes I wonder why we ever leave to come back to the city.