The alarm rings on my phone to get up!! It's 7 am, Friday, Sept. 30th...the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Frenzy! I was supposed to meet Sanders, Jen, Larry and Howard in the afternoon on the Poudre. Or would I??? I had all intentions of going up to the river in the morning and getting a head start. But, for some reason, my old bones just don't want to get out of bed yet. Maybe because they get up every day at 4:30 am...Or maybe it's jet lag...haha (1 hr flight) At any rate, I am a bit late heading out, so I decide to check out Fort Collins and get some breakfast. Now it's time to turn on the GPS lady and find the Poudre again...the GPS lady really was my friend on this trip!
It's 1 pm and I find my blogger friends waiting at the
Ted's place (Shell station) at the base of the canyon. We find out from Larry, that Howard is in the hospital...not what we want to hear! (I'm thinking that there is going to be a hospital visit in my trip plans) We put Sanders in charge of leading us to the lucky spot for lots of fish. Let's roll!! The canyon was beautiful and the fall colors and golden aspen against the dark green pines were remarkable. As we looked down at the first place to throw our lines in, we found out how amazing the beauty of the Poudre really is. It was like a little bit of heaven on earth.
Sanders and Jen checked out "the nursery"...This was pretty much a pool of fish just stacked on top of each other... Some very nice fish in that little stretch!
Larry found his spot in the river...
My 5'9 always looks tall...ha!
Friday afternoon was done...it was time to meet up with the others at Coopersmith's Bar & Grill.
Suprisingly, there weren't too many "tall" fish stories told...But, plenty of laughs and smiles.
Day 1 ended with a few fish and without any casualties...no falls, barbs in the fingers or...oh, wait!