Back to the Ark (November 2015)

Mid-week trip down to the Arkansas River.
Mid-week trip down to the Arkansas River.

Mid-week trips are some of the best, especially in the later part of the year when people are busy working and spending their off time getting ready for the holidays. This was a short day drip to get one of the dogs outside. It’s been tricky with the German Shorthaired Pointer being only eleven weeks old. The GSP is too young to be out running the water. Casper enjoyed the day though, showing it by sleeping the entire way home. As I wrote that I realized he also does that indoors quite a bit.

Casper hunting rodents.
Casper running through the brush, looking for rodents.

Fishing was decent and crowds were non-existent and the weather was warm for November.

The only downside was my photographer this trip… My dad is a retired IT guy who couldn’t find his way around a camera if his life depended on it. He missed a heck of a good shot of a 18″ rainbow I landed. I’m convinced GoPro’s are popular in fly fishing because of fishing partners over the age of sixty-five. It’s much easier to rely on yourself to get the good photos these days.







Upload: YouTube 2014 Clip on the South Platte River

As I was just going through videos and posted a clip from this summer, I decided to post this other one I found from 2014. I put it on YouTube since the file size is a bit big to just embedded from my hosted media files. The description is on the YouTube channel, but this is three separate clips. All of them were taken on the GoPro in the same stretch, just different sections covering around 150 yards or so.

I don’t remember the dry fly action being as crazy as it was in the late summer last year. Charlotte and I had days where we would fish one single dry pattern and would stick with it from sunrise to sundown. It’s definitely a time I won’t forget. Stalking some of these fish in the low flows from across the river and at times “scouting” them from the hillsides above the banks was awesome.