Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Full Moon Adventure

Six years and a couple weeks later, I was finally reunited with one of my favorite pals, Howard of the Windknots and Tangled Lines blog.  You can read "his take" about our adventure here.  For the past few years, we have tried to "hook up" on a Colorado river and to no avail.  Finally, we got all of our ducks in a row... (hey, it's duck season!) and we had our day.

It was fortunate for us, that Steph of the Antlers and Gills blog, lives right on the street of his favorite little creek.  So, I told Howard and Chris of the Fading Angler blog (who flew in from MN.) to meet us there.  It was a chilly and crisp morning with a light freeze on the steps outside.  But, they melted off nicely by the time those two guys rolled up in their Rolls Royce errr... Jaguar.  Ok, if I was renting a car from the airport in CO., I will go on record saying that my choice would be a Jeep!!  Hahahaha.  

So, this happened.  Howard had a nice brown on the end of his line and as I was scooting falling down on my butt to net the fish, it was ADIOS!  Dang... I'm lousy help!  Sorry, pal.  I owe you more cookies.  Next time we will net that fish!

But, hey, it was better than sitting in a fly shop after your hospital visit in 2011!

Chris put a few brownies in the net on Clear Creek.

Stephanie and I pretty much just enjoyed chatting with the guys and catching up on things.

We had an awesome lunch at Lucha's!  My favorite Colorado Mexican restaurant so far...  You will have to take me somewhere else to prove that there is better.  Haha.  

I took the guys to the Blue River in the afternoon to find it changed to the Brown River.  A side channel had leaked out some bad muddy water.  The snow decided to come in too, so I let Howard (I fish in this kind of crap all the time) make the decision on calling it a day.  It was sad to say goodbye.  But, we all had a good time together that day for sure!  Did my hard hug give that away, Howard?  =)   As most of you know, my blogger buddies from the beginning, mean a lot to me.  They gave me a quick start to my blog and have followed faithfully all of these years.  I wouldn't have had so much fun with it without them.

So, here comes the "Full Moon" part of the adventure...
People will tell you different views on it.  But, I honestly feel that when the full moon is out, that the fishing is usually slower during the day, due to the fish eating all night long under the lit up skies.  I cannot come up with any other excuse reason for catching less when it's out.  Except that maybe it's me!!!!!  Hahahahaha

So, three days of fishing with the "Full Moon" effect...  What are you going to do?  Fish anyway!  That's why I came out here!  
And to see the beautiful fall colors of Colorado.  It just doesn't get much better than the month of October.  Why I have a pilgrimage out here every year. 

There were fish caught, friends visited, and bbq eaten!  What more could you ask for??

That "full moon" couldn't take away from all the fun that I had!
I love meeting up with my Friends of the Fly.  A special camaradarie between friends that enjoy time on the water...

Thanks to all who took time out to fish with me during the
 "Full Moon"...   I will never forget my visit and the trip to the freeway to go home.  Hahahahaha.  That canyon was so beautiful, 
I almost got back out of my car to put on my waders again!  =)  Yeah, it took me twice as long to get down the road because of all the beauty and stopping for pictures.  But, that is what life is about.  Enjoying the journey!

Enjoy the video...