There's a time at the end of the summer when those fall colors start to appear. The ambers and reds peak their little heads out so very slightly. It's that time. I love this time of year. And when you can add a good friend to share it with and a few fish, you have the perfect adventure. I had that very adventure yesterday.
Why do my adventures have to start so dang early???
With my friend, Holly, and her son Jack, we made the long journey to scout out new water. There's something about the first time out to a new river. Your anticipation makes your hands get a bit sweaty and your toes a little tingly. The drive had its scenic value too.
Cattle and sheep graced the countryside...
And a few frogs were found also!
The meandering stream with golden willows along the banks, made a beautiful setting for some great fishing. Just stay in the water so you don't have to find your way back in again. Hahahaha
Holly knocked it out of the park with cutties and bows to the net. And the hopper dropper worked its magic.
And I managed a few of my own. What a great day! When I saw this yellowstone cutthroat, I was so excited. It was beautiful and golden. And the rainbow at the end of the day was a last ditch effort to get a bow to the net. I saw him go after my dry once in the shadows of the opposite bank. Twenty (haha) casts later, I finally got him to take the fly. I am a determined creature. Would you leave a fish that you saw emerge after your dry fly? Then, it was back to the truck...
There has to be something said for a pair of women anglers who despite their difference of "name brands" in waders, can travel miles upon miles and enjoy every minute of the journey. Fish, frogs, ants, grasshoppers, sheep, cattle, horses, butterflies, ladybugs, shells... and even a teter totter! No, I'm not going to show two grown women on it, but, yeah... we did it for the kid. Ha!
And too top off the whole adventure, I got Holly to stop at my favorite place for Monte Cristo sandwiches! Thanks, friend! Mmmmmm
Yes, I burned off enough calories walking today, I think. =)