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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! 

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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.

The Big Thompson(web)

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:

scooter on the BigT

Above, Scooter draws some line prepping for a magnificent cast.  And below is Trevor’s first catch of the day, a nice sized Brownie…

Tevors Catch on the BigT2  Tevors Catch on the BigT3 

Tevors Catch on the BigT

And alas Clay (below) was not to be shut out… hauling in a monster 5 inch rainbow!

Clays Catch on the BigT

Hell… Clay’s cigar was bigger than the fish!

Clays Catch on the BigT2

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!

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And to close a few of the Colorado scenery from today…

colorado farm

Jag in Colorado

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

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