Kelly: I missed your earlier post, good to see you prgressing and finally off the crutches! After all the surgeries and failed bone fusion, this must be a pretty good moment for you! It sure is good to see you out fishing with your son! Sorry I couldn't make the SF float with you and Davo, but I already had plans and couldn't back out.
I didn't get out this past week, but the boys did - left the old man home to stew about it... I did have the opportunity to do a spring creek presentation at a meeting of the Southeast Idaho Fly Fishers down in Pocatello at the Portneuf Outfitters fly shop last Thursday. I had a good time and met a lot of new friends.
Back to the fishing that was done without me, here are the pics. The kid left his camera home and took all of these with his phone:
Big Lost weekend. Temps well below freezing and winds at near gale-force, but the catching was great, or so they said...
Check out the colors on this one:
Maybe this weekend...all the stillwaters are iced over and we are slated for a raging storm of three days starting on Friday. Fly tying, maybe?
Minus 11 degrees F., in West Yellowstone and minus 9 in Island Park this morning. 14 degrees above 0 F where I live. Brrrrrrrrrr........
Still hoping for fishing on Friday or Saturday, but a BIIIIG storm is forecast, so we'll just have to see.
P.S.: that photo of the bright red bow is presented just as it came out of the camera, no post production. It appears these bows are staging for the spawn already, but it seems about two months early in my book.
Kelly, thanks for the fish.......
Was going to come visit, but maybe I'll wait till spring. Brrrrrr.
Love to see their winter camo, and spawn colors too!
We haven't seen predictable hatches or fishing behavior in several years.
It's actually helped me think outside the box.
The bugs act, the fish choose, and we adapt.
We had March Browns in June, and the Kokanee ran in Sept.
Glad to hear you are back in the saddle.....