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...


  1. RD living the good life!

    So cool to see the little blogger get together. Fish to hand or not, so happy Howard was feeling up to fishing. Now I'm hungry for Mexican.

    As for the rest, such pretty scenery, and looks like a ton of fishy friends. Great, great stuff!

    1. Mike ~ It is always fun to fish with fellow bloggers! I'm still waiting to fish with you again! Hope it happens sooner than later... Colorado in October is amazing!

  2. If I ever had more fun fishing, I don't remember when. It was so great to finally fish together, meet Stephanie and of course have Chris there as a chaperon. Thanks for putting up with me all these years Em. Now I know what I have been missing. Come back any time.

    1. Howard ~ We definitely won't let six years go by again. Geez... So glad you had a great time out last weekend. Don't be afraid of the coolness of the air! The snow isn't flying yet. Well... haha

  3. There really a bunch of good people out in our Blogdom community. Great pictures all though the video. Glad you had such a good time.

    1. Mark ~ It was wonderful to see everyone. I truly hope that someday one of those meetings will include you! Hope you are doing well. =)

  4. Emily
    Can't beat being on the water with friends who love the sport as much as you do-----just wondering if there were some tall fish tales spawn??? Thanks for sharing

    1. Bill ~ The only TALL fish tales would be from the weatherman... haha. It was more visiting than fishing with Howard. We had a lot of catching up to do. I look forward to the day when we finally meet. And I'm guessing it will be closer to you. =)

  5. I know I'm late to the comment party, but it was cool to be able to read about this gathering from a few perspectives!