Category: fly fishing

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’m republishing this today, Father’s day 2019, just because. 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. […]

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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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Dry Flies on the Bighorn River in Winter?

Yep, this rainbow was so hungry it came right out of the water and tried to eat a rock by my foot! Had to take a picture. What else was I gonna do? Just returned from our biannual trip to the Bighorn river, me and 8 other guys. We have three drift boats and bring our […]

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