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Branches

Thoughts are like trees, one initial thought forms a trunk, and each subsequent thought sprouts a new branch, with questions forming the leaves.  Nowhere is this more evident to me than on the trail.  Often, Dustin and I have our best discussions, our most meaningful, and also our most abstract while hiking, or in the… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 31 May & 1 June 2014

A sense of déjà vu swept over me as I sat down to compose this post.  Once again we traveled to Eleven Mile Canyon, and we caught a lot of fish.  Flows were super low; fish were right where you expected them to be; flies were a bit different, with Dustin’s blue wing being the… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 17,18 May 2014

It was Thursday night, the perfect time to decide to camp for the weekend.  For the second time in two weeks we made the trek to Eleven Mile Canyon.  With a weekend like last weekend, it would be silly to say no to an impromptu trip.  Besides the weather looked to be much warmer meaning… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 10-11 May 2014

With high flows all around us, we thought it time to hit a tail water.  There are a few options in the state right now; the Eleven Mile Canyon stretch of the South Platte happened to be our choice.  The old adage, fish the front of front, held true for us.  Fish were consistent both… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 04 May 2014

It was one of those days; one where not a thing seems to go as planned from the minute the eyes open to the sunlight leaking through the blinds.  Judging from the brightness of the room, I knew we had slept later than planned.  Oops number one.  Considering we were already late, we took our… Read more »

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Flies of the Day: 26 April 2014

Holy river rise, Batman!  Halfway debating about taking Drake up the canyon for some more river play, I peeked at flows.  Gasping at the sudden rise, I ended the internal debate.  After Drake’s run into the water this weekend, there was no way I would risk a repeat episode.  As of this morning the Poudre… Read more »