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... felt the driver would be safe that
was until I saw what we were having for our “last supper" spaghetti boll
with garlic bread!
It was cold and rainy when set off up the canyon aiming for the same place we
went to last time " three tree pool"
We crashed our way through the rapids arriving with a change in weather for the
better. The fly was on the water by 9 and 20 minutes later I had on. This was
my opportunity, possibly my ...
... I had been fishing for about an
hour when I got the tug.
The tug is the drug, they say. I struck and the fish was on, and not pleased.
It roared off downstream taking most of the 750 yards of line. Then he stopped.
This was my chance to winch him back a bit, before the fish decided to go round
the corner. We now above it by 200 yards and round a bend with fallen trees.
Curt was issuing gentle encouragement, now said we have to follow him down
stream. So ...
... huge fish raced about
the river clearly very angry with me and my fly. The 15 foot rod was bent in
half and the reel does scream. Sadly I was not able to cope with this and after
a few minutes that felt like an age it managed to break loose and the line went
dead. What a roller coaster for the emotions. Disbelief the disappointment then
But Chins up and back to it.
I was getting very tired from ...
What would you like to do today?
“Catch something with one of my flies"
So armed with a pink feather fly, which during the day became christened as
Robin's pink Octopus, something that should be quashed straight away.
Off to a lower beat. Having had to learn a double Spey cast in order to fish my
fly to my amazement I got a bull trout and then got another! Handshakes and
back slapping ...
... through all the roaring white water the boat
bouncing up and down and you doing much the same. Meet the seat on the way down
during its upward trajectory.
The sun by this stage was beating down and it was the most beautiful day, and
the warnings I had been given about suntan cream all started to come back,
sunburn in April, but there it is, typical fisher and tan, bright red face and
My guide, Curt, followed me at every stage giving ...