Wednesday, February 29, 2012

13 new!!!!!

Darlene got the first set of tracks in 13 inches of new powder

Monday, February 27, 2012

Todays 'Catch' (and release)

 I headed downriver to see if the fish would take the A.R.P.
 Had to fight the ice on the guides this was kind of chilly.
Ended the morning catching this brown.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

J.V. to Ruby Mountain Float

 There weren't any other tracks in the snow on the way into the put-in.  Here is the J.V. launch site.
 The water had dropped to 400cfs.  It made for a lot of driving around rocks.
Strong upstream winds brought sweat to Lucas' brow.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Purple Two Bit Hooker

I'm tying some new Hooker's on the river today!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Willow Creek Trek In The Snow

 Fresh snow awaited us today.
Queso and her friend Maxie head out to break trail.
That lasted only minutes because the snow got quite deep.
Larry broke trail for the uphill climb.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Farm Machinery

These are the control levers for the farmhand.
Couldn't go fishing today because of the high winds, so I went to the ranch.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One Very Windy Day Today

I spent my day at the fly-tying bench.
55 mph wind gusts today.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Photos of the Day- Floating with "Floatfisher"

 Photo of a nice rainbow taken from a different point of view.
Hooked up with another fish, on a chamber of commerce

Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 2 The Same Float As Day 1

The morning started out cold.  There was a cold downstream wind.
The rainbows went after the Two Bit Hooker.
Brian caught many browns today.
Brian was using a 2 nymph rig... the A.R.P. and the Two Bit Hooker.
This was the last fish caught for the afternoon. 
The air temperature had warmed up to 52 degrees.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Me and My Buddy

 Brian displaying a willing brown.
 This brown took the A.R.P.
Brian landed this colorful cutbow.

 This rainbow took the Two Bit Hooker.
Today's fishing was outstanding for a winter day. 
 No wind, clear water, and good company.  What a combination!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Perfect Afternoon on the Arkansas.

 The temperature was 43 degrees and there was no wind. 
The water was running at 514 c.f.s. and gin clear.
 There's still a little bit of ice in the shadows.
The fish were taking the A.R.P.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Three Elks Trail

 Darlene takes off up the trail. 
 The Colorado Trail was over 3 miles from where we parked the pick-up.
 The 'Fish Spotter did her share of breaking trail.
Our destination--Harvard Lake---10,250 feet.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Beef rolls, grilled asparagus, and creamy polenta with a tomato-wine reduction
topped with fig and prosciutto confetti.
Paired with Mediterra Toscana 2008.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ragged Mountain Trail Trek

 Chair Mountain off in the distance.
 A strange phenomena of nature seen on our 8 mile snowshoe trek.
The Avalanche Ranch hot springs awaited us after our trek.  It was a beautiful place!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stealth Bombers

A handful of flies for an upcoming Bass fishing trip.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What a Difference a Day Makes!!

 The 'Fish Spotter' took refuge under a tree to get out of the snow storm.
Yesterday I was covered in sunshine.  Today I was covered with snow.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

53 Degrees Today

 This cutbow couldn't resist the Arizona Prince.  The weather was outstanding today.
As they say, it was the calm before the storm.
Once a fish goes Hooker, they don't go back!