|Frozen boots. Mmm, fun stuff!|
|Cathy bringing in a nice rainbow|
Our day was pretty character defining. It was damn cold and breezy, but the flow of the river was perfect. So we strapped on our moxie, strung up our lines with microscopic sized flies, faced the wind, and stepped in.
|snow shower in sunshine|
We spent the morning hours alternating our patterns and colors using a combination of size 18 and 20 Copper Johns in red and copper trailed by a size 24 Grey Loopwing RS2 and size 18 Barr's Emerger. The most productive pattern of the day was the RS2.
With numb toes and a few fish in the net, it was time for us to take a break and enjoy some hot soup, cheese and a sandwich. We spent most of the day talking about some of the water challenges facing some of our rivers in Colorado, admiring the health of the river and fish in the Canyon, and generally enjoying each others company. Cathy has spent a number of years learning how to fish the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho and shared with me a few pearls of wisdom and secrets to figuring out this famous piece of tough water. I'm anxious to put her advice to the test!
|Bluffs by Spillway Campground|
|Come to Poppa|
|Is there any other better nymph in CO than the RS2|
|Go eat some more!|
|This guy and one other were our only companions|
|Time to pack it in|