The Sabbatical

Three trout caught from one run on a two nymph rig, with a prince nymph and a hare’s ear dropper. I took a moment to look around and plan my next move. Overhead the sky was a blue you only see in the fall of the year. Large white cumulus clouds were scattered to the horizon. The clouds were dark on the underside hinting of rain showers later in the day. The mountains in the distance were covered with lodge pole pines. Around me it was mostly open, the grass brown with a few scattered clumps of lodge pole pines. The green crowns of the pines breaking up the landscape. The wind was blowing hard enough to ripple the water and make casting interesting. The first fish was a brown large enough to

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