Fly fishing is a sport where age is just a number. For instance, take 94-year-old retired US Marine Pilot, King Lambert, who is still out there chasing big trout. In June, he and a group of fishing buddies he’s been fishing with for 30+ years hit the water with Idaho Angler Guides and got to work.

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They set up King in a camping chair (Hank Patterson Style) and he got to casting. The guides say the moment he started casting the fish started filling the nets of the group. The biggest being a 20-inch wild brown trout!

“I was utterly impressed by his determination; he really squeezed every minute of that trip out of us,” said Lewis Hunt, a fishing guide at Idaho Angler. “He was in it till the bitter end. He just doesn’t quit.”

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Fishing is an ageless passion and for those who need to get outside, King’s story is a beacon of hope. I for one hope to be found fishing my home waters until my last day and its epic to see King out there making it happen!

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