It was slow going for a while, and I took a few moments to sit on a rock, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and enjoy the fact that I was not in the office.
After taking a break on the bank of the stream, I resumed casting, and felt a tug on the line. After a decent fight, I landed a nice rainbow. It was likely the last trout that I will catch in 2013, and I was very lucky that it was such a beautiful fish.
The time on the river allowed me to reflect on the great friends that I have fished with this year, and met through the fly fishing community. I've been very blessed, and looking forward to many more trips in the future. Merry Christmas!