Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thank goodness for friends

The Summer here in Colorado is quickly slipping away on me.  Actually, I think that is the most moronic statement I have ever uttered, but I think you know what I mean.  It's slipping away from all of us at the same pace.  It's just that some of us (ME!) aren't getting out and doing what we love.

No excuses from me this week.  My time has been filled with work, more work (because there's air conditioning there!) and other assorted family obligations. And then the weather has been unusually hot, waters are low and warm and then there are the wildfires. We finally got a good drenching this evening. The Home General is going to be leaving the country in a few days for about 10 days and if the weather cooperates I may get the chance to actually go somewhere and fish.

She's going to an outstanding fishing destination but won't be fishing. I wasn't invited.  We still have our float on the Colorado River coming up in the Fall so there's that and The River Damsel is reportedly still coming out also.  Will Chris (Fading Angler) show up?  Only time will tell.

So, by now you've probably noticed the beautiful brown trout pictured below.  My buddy Mike in Oregon had to rub it in that he's been getting out and I haven't.  This brown was caught on the Deschutes River in Oregon by a friend of his.  Yes, I've been invited every year for quite a few years and no, I haven't made it out there yet.

Shame on me!

Deschutes River Brown