My buddy Dave had never fly fished this particular river. He was itching to take a look and experience west slope cutthroat trout in my neck of the woods! Dave's home waters are mainly to the south but when the opportunity knocked, he and I were able to get out for the day. Doug ditched work for the day and joined us. He also had an awesome day!
The day started off cold, real cold, well below zero as we walked well downstream. We had to negotiate all the quad damage but after an hour of walking, we set up to fly fish. Dry fly fishing does not get going to about noon but once it gets started, it can be excellent. Today was just that. The west slope cutthroat we quite willing to rise and take a dry fly. Ant patterns and chernobyls certainly got the cutthroats' attention!
When the air warmed, the bugs got going and the cutts certainly became quite active. We explored lots of water today and the hours just flew by, way too fast as a matter of fact!
We stumbled back to the truck at supper time, loaded up and hit the gravel back to Red Deer! Marvalous day!
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Yes, the quad damage is extensive in places.