Thursday, June 24, 2010
My travel schedule for work really kept me away from NIFT meetings this year, but I'm still having a great time tying and fishing in S.W. Wisconsin. Here's a couple of photos for the blog. One is of a trout lilly, a spring-blooming wildflower, called that for its speckled leaves which resemble the spots of a trout. It appears for a few brief days and is gone, so you have to be at the right time/right spot to catch it, just like the brown I caught this weekend in the other photo. I caught four in about 2 hours, it was very enjoyable. I had the unique experience of having my CO2 life vest inflate automatically when I squatted down in the water to grab something I dropped before getting out and forgot I had the vest on. The cows and horses in the pasture by the stream were wondering about this large, yellow balloon-like thing that emerged fro the stream a minute later to make her way back to the car!!! I couldn't stop laughing.
Posted by flyfisher at 3:45 PM