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Michelle Ewert and Konner wait for sunfish to bite on a stream in the Flint Hills.
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A school of fish in a Flint Hills stream.
Seven-year-old Konner Jaso holds a green sunfish caught on a willow pole, kite string rigged with a cork bobber and garden worms.
Michelle Ewert and her son, Konner Jaso, trim the limbs from a willow sapling to be used as a fishing pole.
Making a fishing pole from a willow sapling was part of the adventure for Konner Jaso.
Skipping rocks on a Flint Hills stream is another free adventure.
A Flint Hills ridge holds an endless supply of hurdles for an adventuresome seven-year-old.
Konner Jaso and his mother, Michelle Ewert, explore a ridge in the Flint Hills.
A big bass checks the worm below a float.
Flint HIlls wild flowers getting picked as a gift to his mom.
A longear sunfish caught in the Flint Hills.
Team work closes a pasture gate. Konner Jaso is pushing a lever that holds the gate shut.
Konner Jaso, using a graphite cane pole for its lightness, drags a sunfish ashore.
Willow poles, kite string, a cork bobber and worms from a garden at work in the Flint Hills.
A seven-year-old gets his first look at a creek sucker.
Michelle Ewert strives to make sure her son, Konner Jaso, spends much more time outdoors than indoors watching television or playing electronic games.
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