Thursday, April 2, 2009

Been Away, Winter, Big Horn

Sorry I have been away awhile and have not posted in a few months. Hope to change that over the course of spring, summer and fall.

Winter set in and my work and family pulled me away from the rivers that I normally fish in the winter. Only happened to get out twice between the New Year and today. Shameful I Know!

Lets start with January I only saw one day on the river, a very productive day fishing Cheesman Canyon. I have some photos from the days outing which Ill post later. Fished the river with a my buddy Matt. We fished a great portion of the morning and early afternoon and then spent the afternoon doing some bug research. Oh my gosh, has the river changed over the last few years bug wise. More on that to come another time. The rest of January saw me traveling and spending time for work in the grand city of Lost Wages. Needless to say I didn't loose all my wages, it was avoided easily by not gambling.

February- no fishing at all this month, but found myself tying at the West Denver TU Tying Clinic. Had a blast again this year and looking forward to next. I was the 2nd seated person and had a very busy, busy morning. Lots of folks coming up and checking my stuff out, which was a real treat and got to meet alot of other folks as well. Some I only knew by there web board handles. LOL.. Things I tied, were, bunker bombs, Stones and caddis of the underworld, dirty CDC Caddis, a few midges at request and a couple of beatis flies that were by request. Ill post some pics as well of some flies I tied from this event.

March- managed to get out once on a cold Sunday afternoon to the Blue River for a change, little did I know, but I was rusty as hell and for the first time in quite sometime I was skunked, no fish. It felt good to know I was still human and capable of getting skunked. Must have had something to do with the little front moving in and put the fish down. LOL!! Nice excuss! I did hook a couple but did not land any. Did manage to move about a dozen fish, but it was not happening for me. Did manage to talk to a few other anglers that day who, were in the same boat as me, which was good. Back to the drawing board!

April- As I sit here, I am having visions of being on the Bighorn River in Fort Smith, Montana, which is a good thing, because for the last 5 years Brandon and I have been making the annual drive up there to fish. Over the last 5 years we have been thrown curve balls and almost have not been able to make the trip, but somehow him and I continue to make the trip. So the trip is just under two weeks away and to say the least I am getting a bit excited. More so this year then previous years, maybe it is because my fishing time has been very sparse this year. Oh well.

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