July 13, 2009
Sunday on the Big Thompson
Colorado unquestionably has some incredible scenery, and Estes Park, near Rocky Mountain National Park is some of the most majestic. 14,000 foot peaks surround!
Three buddies of mine and I took this day and headed to the Big Thompson River that winds its way down from Rocky Mountain National into the great plains of the US to do some more fly fishing before the season escapes us.
I personally got shut out this time… Trevor, Clay and Scooter all pulled a few Brown and Rainbow trout from the river. Even some decent sized ones this time. Here’s the obligatory images:
Above, Scooter draws some line prepping for a magnificent cast. And below is Trevor’s first catch of the day, a nice sized Brownie…
And alas Clay (below) was not to be shut out… hauling in a monster 5 inch rainbow!
Hell… Clay’s cigar was bigger than the fish!
And finally YHS… casting once again in hopes to not land another record setting tree, rock or weed… But then again I’m the only Manly one not wearing waders and who didn’t order a nine word cup of coffee this morning!
And to close a few of the Colorado scenery from today…
Y’all ought to try a little Colorado now and again… c’mon in the water’s fine…
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If I ever find the time, I'll post the photo of the catfish Harrison (four year old grandson) caught on a worm and a Sponge Bob Square Pants rod and reel... Maybe you guys should call and ask to go fishing with him next time...
Proper attire: shirt worn wrong side out, shorts, and flip flops OR dress socks with grubby tennis shoes.
Looking forward to seeing you guys in a few months.
Posted by: SwampGammy | Jul 14, 2009 9:22:46 PM