It is with great happiness that Uncle Deeter announces the arrival of Mabel Romano, who entered the world at a healthy 8 pounds 2 ounces a few days ago. She, along with her mom, Ellie, and dad, Tim Romano (my Fly Talk partner) are all doing just fine.

Apparently, we have another Fly Talker (well, for the time being, a Fly Goo-Goo/Coo-er) in the fold. And I can tell you that Tim has transformed flawlessly into a proud father. For the foreseeable future, Fly Talk posts might be a little heavy on the Deeter side. I hope you understand.

And, although Tim’s not ready to admit it just yet, I’m assuming I’ll be looking for some photographer sidekicks on the wild fly fishing adventures in the coming months. I hope you’ll join me in extending heartfelt congratulations to Tim and Ellie on their greatest catch of all.