Category: fly fishing

Ten ways I’ve found to slow down time, other than fishing.

1. Watch my grandson play 2. Hold a purring cat close to my cheek 3. Look into the eyes of my Labrador retriever. 4. Make a silly face 5. Hike in the Rocky Mountains 6. Watch a rainbow 7. Listen to a stream 8. Sing a favorite song 9. Tie a fly for a friend […]

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Why would anyone fly fish?

I sit back on a rock, stretch my aching back, watch the snowy glacier feed the crystalline lake at 11,500 feet and wonder why I do this. I’m sore from standing for hours, tired from hiking an hour to get here, thirsty because I didn’t bring enough water, and the fish aren’t biting. It’s enough […]

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Hello, Dad.

I know. It’s been a long time. But I think of you often. I still have Mom, and we talk some about you. I remember when you drove us from Albuquerque to a lake near Tucumcari, with the canoe on top of the old Hudson Hornet. The Hudson got us there as usual, just like […]

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Faster…Really?

I was reminded by a techy, get-it-done-now guy that faster is becoming the norm. We want our food quick, our books shorter, our computers faster, our kids to do it all in less time. The longer I live the more I appreciate things to savor, to appreciate slowly, to take my time and feel every […]

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Favorite Fly

Here’s the fish I caught on the first hole on my first trip to the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam. Do you think I might fish with the same fly on this hole again? Yep, I do. Do you have a favorite fly? You know, the one you use when everything else is not working, […]

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