Thursday, August 25, 2016

A long hike, up a steep hill, then back down

About two weeks ago, we decided to take the day to explore a section of river that has been whispered about by friends over the past few years.    "Dry fly heaven" were the words that made me realize that it was time for AB, JT and I to make the trip.   JT had fished this section of river before, and described it as a "brisk walk" to get to the location.    Indeed...

After hours of climbing several mountain peaks, traversing rock slides, and clearing our way through the forest, we arrived at the section of river that is whispered about.   It was incredible, and reminded me of how lucky we are to live Colorado.   We caught plenty of fish on dry flies, including the legendary greenback cutthroat.   

It is great fun to fish a stretch of water that is nearby and familiar.    But every once in a while, it is important to fish someplace different.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Evening on the water...

Not long ago, my friend Dave and I took the float tubes out on a favorite mountain lake.   The trout were rising as the sun set, and several fish were landed on dry flies.    A great way to spend the evening!