Dave sat on the rocks and prepared his rod and rig. I splashed around in the shallow, slow moving water protected by the rocks. Being able to freely move in water without getting wet is a fantastic feeling!
|I don’t know how Dave continued to move his fingers. I had full gloves on and my hands were cold.|
Tim Schoenborn, a local guide with 5280 Angler, caught a beautiful fish and Dave netted it for him.
|“ooooh, she’s a beauty! She’s a beauty fish, fishin’ beauty fish!” – Brian Regan|
The constant search, seeing movement under the mirrored water, the repetition, the back and forth. It’s calming. I can understand why people would search for the beauty in the location and enjoy the process more than the fish.
|Tim Schoenborn skillfully pulling fish from the South Platte|
|Dave nets another one|
|Dave holds his prize|
It was a cold but fantastic morning. I still have no desire to fly fish, but I understand why people love it. It’s so methodical and really a beautiful thing to watch. I’m happy to by a half-submerged observer. I definitely will be doing more fly fishing photography. And I got back to boulder early enough to take advantage of the incredibly beautiful day and went for a nice free solo in Eldorado Canyon.
I’ve been really busy the last two weeks, in a good. Way. I’ve got some exciting news that I’ll spill later.