But, I won't lie. I have had a few skunks along the way. And I was getting a little frustrated recently until this past week. Even thinking about hanging it up for while...
But, RD took hold of herself, shook it off, and got back out there. But, with different flies, different water, and a different attitude. Yes, you see... I got a nice little fly box from the Back Country Fish Nerd, David Goodrich. We exchanged cookies for flies. Now, this is really not something that I do all the time. I'm really surprised that he was so excited about it! Yes, he realllly liked them!! (I did kind of put a lot of tape on the package. Ha.) And those flies, they are gorgeous! I sure do love the blogger flies that people send to me. Such talented tiers out there.
So, I got bundled up in my fleece. Put on the 3 layers of clothing and headed out. It was a beautiful day and the sun was peaking through the clouds. To my amazement, this new water seemed to even have some of my favorite little riffles coming out of large runs. Tied a few midges on and 15 min. later, had my first brown trout on the hook. Now, that was more like it. Ahhh... Time to sit down and meditate about what I did different! Was it the flies, was it the water, or was it my attitude? Or all of the above...
My first fish of the day... A nice brownie.
And my last fish of the day...
A gorgeous rainbow. This one was especially sweet. There aren't too many bows on this river. So, I had a nice surprise! Of course, I still love my brown trout...
A great ending to a turnaround kind of day. And a fond farewell to the skunk that had crossed my path the week before. = )
Fishing in New Mexico
Oh yeah... I'm ready. Sunshine, 50 degrees, and rising fish.
I can smell fish, not skunk!
I like your attitude, stay with it.
Thanks, Alan! Perseverance...Delete
Have fun on the San Juan! You're gonna love it!ReplyDelete
Mark - We are sooo ready! Thanks for all of your help. = )Delete
So the midge was the go to fly for this trip??---and I thought 50 degrees here was cold yesterday!! Nice brown ----thanks for sharing
Bill ~ Of course it was midges! But, different types than what I have been using. David ties some really nice flies. And I was so happy that I caught every fish on his flies that day!Delete
Great looking fish!! Jealous about your New Mexico trip...it's gonna be awesome! Can't wait for a report!ReplyDelete
FB ~ It will be a great trip whether I get a few or more than a my share. I'm looking forward to getting some great landscape shots to share when I get back.Delete
You must have some really good cookies. Great pics. I have a hard time fishing in the snow. I have never done that well.ReplyDelete
Kevin ~ I have to admit, that this batch came out exceptionally well! The snickerdoodles were sooooo good! And the choco-scotch-oatmeal cookies weren't too bad either! Sorry, did I make you hungry? Thanks for stopping by.Delete
A couple of things for you to note, R.D. First of all we must have been in some kind of mind sync over the last couple of days. My most recent post talks about being optimistic versus pessimistic. Your optimism paid off with a good day out on the water. Secondly, I wish you would leave those darn Rainbows alone and let me chase them. I think you landed my fish! Oh, and thirdly, I like cookies!ReplyDelete
Mel...Mel...Mel... You and I are in sync most of the time about fishing, I would guess. But, when it comes to you having a corner on rainbows...I'm sorry. You must share with RD...at least let me chase one every other month or so! Gotta have some cold milk with those cookies too. Mmmmm.... Ok. Back on the treadmill.Delete
Nice fish...I love cookies.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cofisher! So tell us, what is your favorite cookie?ReplyDelete