DEATH! It comes for us all; there is no escaping it. For some it comes much too soon (JFK, Abraham Lincoln) and for others it just can’t come soon enough (Donald Trump, Justin Bieber). And the other day it came far too soon for my cherished companion who was always with me and who shared countless hours of fun with me. Yes, death came for my favorite fly rod, my Redington Pursuit 8’6” 5wt.
Archive for January 2016
Let’s Get High! The Altitude Issue
Shortness of breath. Dizziness. Disorientation. Nausea. These are just 4 of the symptoms you can experience when getting high. No silly, I don’t mean smokin’ the reefer, I mean hiking at altitude! Jeeze, what’s on YOUR mind? Today I’m going to stray from the norm of introducing you to a new trail, and instead give you my top 4 suggestions on how to avoid altitude sickness, or even the start of symptoms at moderate elevations.
Ice Fishing – St. Vrain State Park
When we first started this blog I was adamant that I was only going to discuss fly-fishing. But as winter sets in here in Colorado and the amount of open water dwindles I’ve revisited my convictions and decided there is no harm in expanding my horizons. And when Crystal told me about a free ice fishing clinic that was being held by Colorado Parks and Wildlife I decided to check it out.
We Accidentally Climbed The Wrong Mountain
We got lost and accidentally climbed the wrong 12,000′ mountain. Initially we had intended to end up in Butler Gulch, but somehow ended half way up Red Mountain instead. While it was really lovely, it wasn’t where we were trying to get to, and that was somewhat of a problem…
Jennie Lake – Jennie Lakes Wilderness
Misfortune turned into an amazing fishing trip when our plans went wrong. Check out Jennie Lake for some pretty sweet fly fishing.
Emerald Lake Trail – You Gots To Go!
Emerald Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the prettiest hikes we’ve ever been on. Check it out for some great photos.
Peppermint Creek – Sequoia National Forest
Andre checks out Peppermint Creek in Sequoia National Forst for some small-scale fly fishing.
Beaver Trail – Golden Gate Canyon State Park
We hit up Beaver Trail on January 1st for our very first First Day Hike. I’ve never seen a trail so crowded…
Winter Fishing: Tail Water of the Big Thompson
Getting cold outside? Time to go fishing! Andre explains how to continue fishing through the winter months by finding a Tail Water.