Around two dozen attended the gathering and at noon we sit down together to break bread.
The food this year was absolutely outstanding. Cooks included, Donny and Linda Carter, Charlie Wright, Harold and Eva Beck, Ralph and Charlotte Fullenwider, Vernon Forrester, yours truly, and these are just the ones I can remember.
Most definitely cooking is a wheelhouse for some of these folks such as Vernon Forrester and Ralph and Charlotte. Vernon's stuffed pork loin was so tender it just fell apart. Ralph and Charlotte surprised us all with a delicious buffalo meat stew, cheese bread, and cinnamon rolls prepared in the Dutch oven. Donny and Linda fixed Mexican casserole and apple cobbler. There was southwest Swiss steak, tamales, baked beans, cowboy Kenny potatoes, pecan cobbler and more.
Ralph and Charlotte once again served as the perfect host and hostess to the fly fishing community. They are always willing to open their home away from home, the Ruff Diamond, and make it the home away from home for the fly fisher.
The fly fishing community has been having these first of the season gatherings for a decade now, and this past one is one of the better events over the years.
Here's some pictures from Saturday.
And, of course there was fly fishing on the prettiest little river in Oklahoma.