Friday, January 20, 2012

Proverbial cliffs

A couple weeks into the semester and I am already tired of homework.  When it is a topic you find little interest in it can push you to the edge.  What is over that cliff you may ask?  Well I will tell you.  A river.  Today the homework, namely chemistry, pushed me over that proverbial cliff and I found myself standing in a river.  And what luck, I happened to have a fly rod in my hand.

Here is a short video...

This medium sized cutthroat trout took a streamer pattern I created.  I call it the "Cutty Candy."  The name may already be taken by some other fisherman, but I'll claim it till I hear otherwise.

Todays fishing was not fast and furious.  In the short while I was out, this beautiful cutty was the solo catch.  I didn't mind.  Being outside was refreshing.  The wind was hardly noticeable, and the temp was in the upper 30's.  I wish I could have been out there longer, but I am grateful for even this quick outing.


  1. Beautiful fish....not long now and I'll be joining you!

  2. It will be good to have a faithful fishing companion back! Glad I don't have to wait till march.

  3. The video needed to be longer!! : ) Beautiful cuttie..

  4. Yo Chris...I suck at Facebook and couldn't figure out how to shoot you a message. Hoping to get a dialogue with you on the ID carp scene. Not looking for secrets but I am planning a trip for the spring. Shoot me a message if you are savvier than I or email me at Bartlett at

    Hope all is well!