Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Running the circuit..

When the river drops below the flood of Spring and settles into it's Summer pattern, it's time to run the circuit

The fish hang close to the basalt rock walls and are a tough nut to crack, but when you do, they give you all they can.

Acrobatic.  Thick Shouldered.  Deep Red Bodies

And most of all, completely and utterly wild, Columbia Strain Redband Rainbows.

So we run the circuit.  The water pushes into defined runs and pools, and then there's the gems that you only find with time on the water.  The non fishing folk look at you like you have snakes growing out of your head.  They peer and stare and wonder aloud..."there's fish in that river?"

Oh yes...yes there is.

What a way to spend a summer evening, only 5 minutes from home.

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