Wanna Go To Mexico Tomorrow?
Yucatan Dreams – Austin Trayser
My good pal and Guide friend Joe Sharpe and I spend a good part of our summers waiting around for clients, telling stories and talking. About tarpon. Plans were made for February but I was not going to be able to Join the crew heading to San Felipe. I was very jealous that I would not get to spend time in Mexico with three of my best fishing buddies.
February 4th, 2011. Missoula Montana.
9:00 AM – I get a call from my dad. He feeds me a lecture telling me, ”The finish line is near”, and to buckle down and finish up school strong. He knows I fish everyday.
9:00 PM – My phone rings again. It’s my dad. ”Stone”, he says. “Yeah pop?”. ”Faulk screwed up his plans, can’t go.”
“Wanna go to Mexico tomorrow?”
It took me a second to figure out whether or not he was screwing with me or not. He called back ten minutes later and told me I would be flying out of MSO airport in the morning.
I wore my flats boots to the bar that night.
Somehow I am never surprised by my life and the crazy opportunities that arise. I’ll thank my old man for that one.
About Austin Trayser
Austin is happiest behind the lens, the oars or the wheel. Rarely will you see him without a camera and a fly rod. Raised by summers in Montana, his love for mother nature began at an early age. He is grateful for the opportunity to visualize and capture some of the earth’s finest elements.
If he’s not out fishing or capturing images, you can reach Austin through Beattie Outdoor Productions, or by email at – email@example.com