Stop by our table at the Colorado chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers upcoming FREE event “Women in the Woods”! It’ll be held at @newbelgium_foco on Wednesday, February 6th, 6-10pm. Click the link on our profile for details. See you there!
This is dedicated to people who think we can control the micro-scale of a dry fly hook-set. Watch the water dynamics push that dry fly up, then watch the fly roll into that big mouth. And will that mouth close and stay closed or will the fish double chomp just when you set the hook? Is it just double chomping to readjust the fly in its mouth or looking to gill flare it out? Or is there an overbite in that mouth that allows the hook and tippet to thread through? What say you? Does the imminent hook set hold? 🤔🤐 😍 or 💩?
Shoutout to my fishing partner in crime, @thwilso. AKA the fire master. AKA the fish wrangler. Dad is one of those guys I can call 12 hours before a weekend trip and all he asks is when we’re leaving in the morning. Last year we took backpacking trips into wild trout country, made 4WD crawls through ice and snow on remote fire roads, went tent camping in nasty weather just to fish a second day, went kayaking to explore everything from backcountry fisheries to the Hooch tailwater, and drove hundreds of miles on mountain roads scouting new water. 2018 was a big year for adventure. Looking forward to an even better year in 2019 🙏🏻
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Found a few hours to bomb around some river yesterday. @chrisjhanson and @jacobhansonhooked were kind enough to share a stretch with us and it wasn’t long before @summyjo was popping them as usual. Some beautiful colors to add to a beautiful day.
Handheld & zoomed in on a shallow tailout... my fears were standing and exposing myself plus the risk of a flash of light from the rod, reel & line. I was low, on my knees; the cast tight, low & side arm. The fly was to land well away to draw it over rather than spook it by smacking the water too close with such a big bug. It came together! Grip & grin lovers... sorry, for me my happiness of it all coming together has far more value than showing me holding another brown. 😊