Up the canyon I went...breathing in the fresh mountain air...Oh, what a glorious Sunday it was. I never can get enough of God's creations. Mother's Day...Now, how else would you think that the River Damsel would celebrate this day? I figured that it was a time to unwind and relax a little before the big crowd came over in the afternoon. A big dinner planned requested (not by me) from my mother...well, ok...so that's all she wanted, so I was happy to oblige. And I always can count on my kids for clean-up duties. So, all good.
Dang, these twigs!
I decided to get out the Eagle Claw fiberglass rod that has been standing in the corner of my room. I figured that the 7.5 ft would be a lot easier on these hard to reach streams of the Big Cottonwood Canyon. My 9 ft last year, just was too much of a rod for this mountain stream. I really wish that I could figure out how to stay out of the sticker bushes and branches (in the ground and above ground, and under water)!!! Oh, and the wind didn't help...I just like this little peninsula of branches that overlooks ten fish huddled in a deep pool. It definitely is a different feel of fly fishing than the big water that I usually visit. But, I like these small browns and brookies...and I can't beat it as it is only 15 min from my house. = )
After re-rigging three times with new flies that got lost to underwater debris...I finally got my dry fly dropper to bring in a fish.
A beautiful, little brookie came to hand. Exactly what I had hoped for!
So, back down the canyon I went. I had to stop at a couple of areas to do a little photo taking! It is so beautiful this time of year.
The run-off from the mountains above.
Back home with the family...a nice lasagna dinner and a game of golf. (Skipbo card game)
(My children...Ryan on the left, Tammy in the red, Daniel the tall one with the big smile, Diane in the black)
A fine day for this Mother.
Happy Mother's Day to all and if you are able, give your mom a hug!! = )