Tuesday, November 15, 2011

River Report: In Motion

In a previous post I talked about the reasons I hadn't gotten to the river yet. But I was becoming more and more aware of another factor working its influence: inertia. "A body at rest tends to stay at rest; a body in motion tends to stay in motion."

So this evening I sucked it up, made the necessary switches, and hit the river. I worked the Bridge Run thoroughly, using a sink tip and weighted flies. I was definitely getting the flies deep; I lost two of them on snags.


I didn't turn any Steelhead, but I caught two nice trout. This is the best one. The smaller one hit when I had maybe 60 yards of line out and made one lovely jump way downstream. It felt good to have a trout in hand again.


On the wade out against the current I did that little dance you do as your foot slips off a rock and the current plays hell with your feet, doing its best to keep you from finding purchase. I was turned completely around when I finally got my footing, but I was still up. My hands are finally thawed out, but my feet have a ways to go yet. I'll let you know if my chest cold turns into pneumonia.

But I'm in motion again.

4 comments:

  1. Glad to see you made it back down to the river. You guys have some wonderfully colored bows up there , that's one beautiful fish. Looking forward to seeing one of those steelhead that eluded you in the near future.

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  2. Thanks, High Plains. I have to say you've opened my eyes about those beautiful Missouri Bows. And I'm looking forward to seeing those Steelhead, too.

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  3. I like " A body in motion tends to stay in motion" Pretty fish. Great photos again!

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  4. Thanks, Herringbone. Have I said how much I've enjoyed your beautiful Fall out there?

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