Monday, July 5, 2010

Desert wind, Brookies and Browns

While I figured I would never use it, I packed the 3 wt. anyways.  You just never know.
A family reunion in Arizona  took us down through New Mexico past the Cimarron River turn off where golden stoneflies were being eaten by browns, past the Pecos River where caddis were fluttering, past Bluewater Lake where Tiger Muskies and Rainbows swim, into Arizona where the desert rules.  But I had the 3wt. just in case.  
Needless to say, there were no good trout streams around.  
While the wind blew and the dust flew, a plan was hatched.  Rather than return the same way, maybe a trip north, through Colorado could be made.  
Heading north around Chinle, AZ

So beautiful!  
A different landscape than before.  Wolf Creek Pass, CO

Elevation 10,863' Temp: 66 degrees

The fishing wasn't bad for pull off, take a break from driving fishing.  Remember that 3 wt. that was mentioned earlier?
Big Ben with his first fish of the day.  
Kids being kids.  
It was a quick trip, but so much fun.  We all really enjoyed it and plan to stay home for a while before going anywhere else.  On the way back into the Springs on the interstate, we were able to watch fireworks all over town and surrounding communities.  It was great.  

Happy 4th!  


  1. Looks like a great way to spend the 4th!

  2. Such beautiful country. If only we could linger a bit longer.


  3. So that was the "true" motive -- I thought you really wanted to go home early to get some rest..... the truth is revealed!!! Love you, Shell