Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Caddis and a Brown

The unaware caddis skittered playfully across the waters surface, only to avoid the crashing rise of a hungry brown trout. Thankful to be free, the surprised bug decided to head for the shelter of the far bank, for what could only be described as a "timeout" from such dangerous behavior. But with the brown trout still ravenous, my flies found the inside seem drifting effortlessly towards the still hungry salmonid. This caddis, my caddis, would not be so lucky.



The hour or two spent on a local river was a much needed break from work and the sweltering heat. Montana awaits, and I couldn't think of a better send off.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful brown! Then disappointment when I realized it wasn't from the Poudre...Oh well, still a beautiful brown.

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  2. Yeah, nice looking Brown. Work and heat suck. Brown trout and Caddis Rule! Glad to see that you were able to say your goodbyes to the river before you leave her for another. I'm sure the river will understand. Good luck on your journey to Montana. I will send my spirit hawk out that way so keep your eyes on the sky every once and a while. Not to often. Don't want to miss that Monster that awaits your fly. :) Tight Lines man!

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  3. Sanders, nice Brown no matter what it took or where it swims! Will be looking forward to your reports on your excursion to Montana. Happy hook ups!

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  4. Cofisher- Would you still be disappointed if I told you the brown came from the Big T?

    I'm surprised you still recognize a trout after all of your warm water adventures I've been hearing about...ha!

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  5. Trout- I'll keep my eyes open for the spirit hawk, I'll make sure he gets back to you for your redemption on the big one...ha!

    work and heat...not a good combo :-)

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  6. Mel- Thanks!I am looking forward to getting north and experiencing Montana for the first time.

    ...but it was nice to catch one last Colorado brown before I left :-)

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  7. When you play with fire.... poor caddis.

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  8. Brk Trt- ha! no doubt...poor caddis

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  9. Good luck out there! Maybe this brown was a sign...

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  10. BCFN- Thanks...I'm hoping that the brown is a sign of good things to come for sure...ha!

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  11. Sanders ... Wishing you a memorable trip to Montana. No doubt your successful adventures behind the rod will make for great posts.

    Jim
    Two Guys ~ Wet Waders & Flies

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  12. Jim- Thanks! I appreciate it. I'm looking forward to stepping into some uncharted territory for me. Hopefully we find some stuff to write about :-)

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  13. Is there much better than taking Browns on a dry fly? Have a good trip, can't wait to hear about it!

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  14. Nice brown! Hope Montana is good to you! Enjoy it!

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  15. Sanders
    Fishing is the greatest therapy in the world, it always gets your mind off a hard days work, not to mention the plesure of landing that fish. I am really looking forward to your Montana post.

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  16. Kevin- Nope...pretty sweet! There will be more to come from the trip for sure.

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  17. Bill- Thanks! Montana was great, I will be posting more.

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  18. Bill- I couldn't agree more. Fishing does something that nothing else can...get me away :-)

    Hope you have been enjoying the posts from MT.

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