I fished yesterday. Half of our children are out of town, and there are fewer activities in the summer. So, it is a chance to get out with minimal guilt.
Also, it’s a nice way to take a rest from work and family obligations. I focus on one thing: catching fish.
Fly fishing is a never ending mental puzzle. What worked last time, or, even, one hour ago, may not work now. Every stretch of the river has different currents and depth. Weather, water temperature, and the seasons greatly affect trout behavior. I love it. I fished for 13 hours and it felt like the day whipped by.
At one point, there was a downpour, complete with thunder. A true soaking. But, I have good rain gear and just kept going.
I landed ten trout. Here are unfiltered pictures of four of them.