Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 Flashback Part 1

The Fish Spotter was very active during the 2011 fishing season.
This should be the "fly of the year".  It's the Red Two Bit Hooker.
This was one of my experimental flies.
This "bug" fooled a lot of fish this year.
We had to float in the snow.....
and in the rain too.
This year's run-off lasted longer than usual.
Then the water (I mean catching) was good!!!

2011 Flashback Part 2

Peaceful morning on Antero.
Is there room for one more boat at this put-in?
The rainbows are healthy.
Browns are plentiful.
The high mountain lakes were productive too.
Hopefully this fish survived 2011.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This Afternoon's Adventure

My second cast landed this brown on a Two Bit Hooker.
This rainbow preferred The Arizona Prince.
The Two Bit Hooker is an amazing fly--summer and winter.

This was a nice rainbow.
The big brown truck left this at my house last week.  It's a nice Christmas present.


It's suppose to be a nice day today so I'm taking The Fish Spotter
and trying to catch some fish on this Two Bit Hooker.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fence Posts

Posts are used to hold wire and close gates.

Also used to hang signs on and to keep people out with a chain.
Many old fence posts have character.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Lunar Eclipse

We got up early and watched the lunar eclipse this morning.
We only saw 3/4 of it because of the mountains,
but WOW  it was neat to watch!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Opening Day at Monarch Ski Area

Darlene and I were first in line.  We got to help hold the banner for a photo op.

My Kansas Trip

We loaded bales of corn stalks in the warm Kansas sun.
Two days later, a Kansas blizzard arrived.
Now its cold loading those bales.
Unfortunately, I got this load stuck in a snow drift...just a 2 hour delay.
These buffalo seemed to enjoy the blizzard.
I did have time to go pheasant hunting.