We recently caught up with Megan Helms AKA Barbie on the Fly for a quick Q & A. After spending 3 years in a wheelchair as a result of an ailment, she has endured one of the most eye-opening experiences of her life. We also dispel some common misconceptions and unveil the woman behind the Instagram account.
Children are great at reminding us how to notice and appreciate the simple things. How to lighten up, live in the moment, and have fun. Getting outdoors with kids is just as important for us as it is for them.
There’s something about choosing the perfect spot to cast your line. Something about the water’s movement around you as you feel the first fish nibble. It doesn’t matter if you’re solo or with your crew – if you’re doing it right, every fishing trip is unforgettable.
“The first time I experienced such fishing was on the Henry’s Fork in Last Chance, ID. I was both enamored by and frustrated with these seemingly impossible-to-catch fish that would slowly move upstream in small pods. No matter what fly I chose, they never showed even a slight interest.”
We sat there in silence as we looked over the pond at my family’s farm in Central Pennsylvania. My best friend Rick Hutton and I had just decided that Montana was going to be our new home. I’m not exactly sure why our conversation faded to silence, but I know we both had a lot going through our minds. I had always dreamed about the West, but just didn’t think it was possible.