Monday, April 11, 2011

Floating The Roaring Fork River

The spring river, a quiet place, takes a deep breath in a moment of pause between the icy grip of winter and the violence of runoff.  Mother nature is gettin' her thing together, organizing her curio cabinet for a summer display of life renewed.  The river offers a brief window of good fishing, teasing you with bitter brevity before snow melt tightens its grip in a stranglehold that won't let go until summer fishing arrives.

I floated the Roaring Fork River this past weekend.  These are a few images from my experience:



Thanks Dan!

9 comments:

Ivan said...

looks like it was a great weekend on the river. really enjoyed the video. good on you gary.

Chad Love said...

Damn, jealous...

Colorado Angler said...

Wow...now that's a great weekend. Good video and stills...and some nice fish to net. Can't beat that.

Gary Thompson said...

@all... I'm still at a loss for words. This trip was a game changer weekend. Not only did I gain some valuable insight on proper rowing technique in technical waters, but I also discovered a new way to find solitude on some very busy rivers. The experience was simply extraordinary, something I'll definitely want to repeat when the river clears in summer.

birddogdoc said...

Awesome!

turn me loose, set me free said...

which did you like best , raft or the "toon"?

Gary Thompson said...

As with all boats, they all serve a different purpose. The pontoon is faster, but I was very happy with the performance of the raft for its flexibility, heavy payload, low center of gravity, comfort, ease of setup, and maneuverability. I anxious to strap some fins on in a deeper river and fish from it.

carlp said...

Looks like fun, the Roaroing Fork is a fun river

Juan Ramirez said...

Very nice. I enjoyed it and I am very jealous also!

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