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Jeff and Cyndie Schmitt both enjoyed 15 year successful professional careers. Jeff is an acoustical engineer and served as President of Acoustic Systems, an Austin, TX based manufacturing firm until 1995. Cyndie is a legislative policy analyst and has spent her career working with the Texas Legislature.

But, their real love was the travel, adventure, the outdoors, and flyfishing. So, in 1995 they quit their jobs, rented their house and moved into a 5th wheel trailer for what turned out to be a 4 year mid-life break. The goal of the adventure was to visit and flyfish the great rivers of the Western US, Canada, and Alaska.

This website - the newsletters and slideshows tell the story of our mid-life adventure.

The Spirit of the Bear - A story from our midlife break

Looking for a good slideshow for your next fishing club meeting?  Our "So Many Rivers, So Little Time" and "Alaska On Your Own" are captivating multi-media presentations created from high quality photographs taken on our mid-life adventure.  Contact Jeff Schmitt at jeffs@prodigy.net for more information on costs and scheduling.


Click here to read about "The One That Got Away!"



Favorite links -

Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited

Austin Flyfishers

Lees Ferry Angler Our friends Terry and Wendy Gunn in the Grand Canyon

Trout Unlimited National

Federation of Flyfishers

The Fish Factory