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.




9 comments:

  1. Hey Mike! Great post, the pictures are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Howard! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  2. It's always worth the hike. Even if it hurts. Looks like PERFECT water for a fiberglass fly rod.

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    1. You are right! I'll take one next time...

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  4. Beautiful fish in an enviable place. What more could you ask for!

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  5. So jealous!
    You can be proud to live in a country where you have still so much to explore and see. Exactly as you said, it's fun fishing places you know but a big part for me is leaving the commonly used paths and finding streams that don't get fished everyday. Colorado is probably one of the best areas for that. Would love to see more posts like this one, it's always nice to see what's out there and not yet an overcrowded fishing spot.

    Cheers
    Sara from Wadinglab

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  6. Thanks for stopping by! We do live in a great area for exploring new water...I'll keep the posts coming!

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