A beautiful morning to head up Big Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City.
|Interesting how I got both flies in the picture...huh? Owl's fly on the top kinda looks like his new ab-do hairstyle! : )|
A big picture of a small fish...heehee. The "Catch of the Day"...almost makes me feel "unaccomplished" like Mr. UA!!! Mr. Mini Brown Trout looks nice in my new net!! And the fly didn't get caught in my netting for a change! Oh...I'm going to like this net.
A friend joined me today...Brian Schiele from mtbbrian. Brian is an awesome photographer...check it out. He thought that he was getting a qualified "guide"...I really tried to warn him. I told him that I knew of some secret holding spots for some nice little brookies and browns up the canyon. From there, well...he was pretty much on his own...and he did come up with a brookie, which he was happy with.
Here are the magic flies of the day for me...Runner Up goes to Owl Jones (bottom fly in pic) which had about 3 or 4 hits, but I was just a lazy set each time I guess! The winning fly of a 5 (maybe 6 in) brown trout pictured above goes to Brian over at brianonthefly (top fly in pic)...I hope that I am keeping everyone's flies separated still!! You were all so wonderful to help me out with replacing my lost fly box. Thank you!
But, look at all of the...ugh entanglements!! I bet Howard would have a great time with this little creek. If you can fish this, you can fish in North Carolina...just sayin'!
And the day would not be complete without making a stop at the fly shop and getting my little early birthday present .... I can never wait...!!! I am just so tired of slipping on ice in the winter with those felts!! And no more frozen laces! Ahhh...
Simm's Rivertek BOA's Thanks, family!
(they get tired of buying Cabela's gift cards, anyway...)
A Very Good Day!
Footnote: The newest of the T! stickers safely put into shoebox until I affix them to the proper home.