The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited would like to wish all of you a very Happy and Safe Holiday Season and a great New Year. This is a time to spend with family and friends and to give thanks for everything that you do have. Everyone associated with the Chapter is part of our family and we want nothing but the happiest and best for each and everyone of you.
Our good friend, Don Bastian had a post on his website (http://donbastianwetflies.com/) on December 24, 2013 and we wanted to share it with you. It is being copied with Don’s permission. Hope you enjoy it.
Of course, the music in me and my imagination has got me instantly wanting to put this card to music, so to the tune of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, please sing along:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reintrout
By Don Bastian, adapted from original lyrics by Johnny Marks, 1939
You know Beadhead and Humpy and Slumpbuster and Fishy,
Finny and Wet Fly and Slimy and Squishy,
But do you recall, the most famous reintrout of all?
Rudolph the red-nosed reintrout, had a very shiny snout –
And if you ever hooked him, he would jump and leap about!
All of the other reintrout, used to laugh and call him names,
They never let poor Rudolph, join in any reintrout games.
Then one muddy water Fishmas Eve, Sunfish came to say,
Rudolph with your snout so bright, won’t you lead my trout tonight?
Then all the reintrout loved him, and they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reintrout, we’ll be swimming easily!
Merry Christmas everybody!