Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Newbie Fly Fishing RMNP

No this is not me holding this wonderful looking trout but I sure wish it was.  This is in fact a fellow coworker of mine who has recently took up the addicting behavior of casting flies at eager trout and then fighting them for all their worth.  I like to believe I had a hand in steering this virgin of feathered angling into the world of fly fishing but I suspect that he would have found his way there sooner or later.  Regardless, Adam and I have been exchanging emails after I told him to keep me up to date with his progress and now I must say I am a bit jealous of his success.
Adam tells me that he started the hike from Bear Lake trail head and crossed waterfalls and streams to get to the more secluded section along the trail.  First hitting The Lock for a few fish then bounding up a waterfall to the Lake Of Glass, Adam went to town.  Hooking into some beautifull cutthroat and soaking in the natural wonder that is the world around him, I believe Adam has discovered what draws us anglers to this sport. 
The last time he emailed me I believe it was his first trip out and I think he plum forgot to take some picture.  I believe I reminded him that a fish story without pictures is just that.... a story.  This time he delivered the goods.  Below you will see just a fraction of the picture taken over the hike.
Adam also tells me that he has now taken up tying his own flies.  This is how I know he is now an angling addict and in a place like Colorado how could you not continue flipping flies to eager Cuts in those high mountain lakes.  Someday I hope to make the journey out there and fish with you mountain anglers.  Maybe when I do I can tie on one of Adams flies and be as successful as he is on the pristine mountain lakes and streams.

10 comments:

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

Those are some killer pics , that greenback cutthroat is just beautiful.

Cofisher said...

Is it any wonder why I love this state? Beautiful.

AYearOnTheFly said...

HPFF - I agree. He tells me that his girlfriend took most of them. Simply beautiful country out there and those cuts are wonderful. I has happy he could hook up
Cofisher - got to love the rockies.

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Looks like a hell of a place to throw up a tent for a day or two.

PortedBuckle said...
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AYearOnTheFly said...

Kevin - You said it all
Adam - I was happy to post this report of yours. Can't wait to see what else you get in the future. Like Kevin said - I'd keep that place in mind for a two day camping trip if I were you!!

Ed said...

I just found out about your blog through brttrt. Great pictures and I enjoy your art work.

OutsmartingFish said...

The fish is beautiful and the background is seriously unbelievable!

Fly fishing said...

Looks like a good day on the water...gotta love throwing poppers Great pictures...

Fly fishing trips to Tasmania said...

It is very interesting,I think your frist trip lovely picture's here I appreaciate your view,cool!