Fishing Brings Out the Love: Angling Couple Makes It Official at the DSR
Getting engaged was the last thing on Jennel Yelito’s mind
when her boyfriend and hard core
fisherman Bill Swenson asked her to help him find the right fly in a
box he pulled from his trusty chest pack while fishing DSR waters last
Swenson introduced Jennel to the DSR in March 2012, when they hooked
just one steelhead in freezing temperatures that froze their lines but
didn't deter their love of fly fishing. The Pennsylvania natives
returned in the fall for the salmon run and have been coming every year
Yelito, a 2015 DSR Photo Calendar
and Swenson had been angling all morning without a hook up, so they
hiked up to the Wall hole and Jennel decided to take a lunch break.
Swenson declined joining her saying, “I’m going to keep fishing. I have
to catch the biggest fish ever.”
He reached into his chest pack and pulled out a fly box, then asked
Jennel to help him find "the right fly".
She dug around a few minutes, struggling to find what he needed. Then Bill handed her a new box, saying “Oh, it’s in THIS
fly box, one with 2 eggs in it.” She opened the box to find a gleaming
diamond ring. Bill proposed right there on the river - waders, fly
lines and all.
The riverside proposal was a perfectly romantic way to get engaged for a
couple who loves the outdoors and fishing together. They will marry
next June 20th in the Poconos backyard of Bill's parents'. Fish ON! to
the happy couple!