After two months of fishing in sub-freezing temperatures, it is a relief to find myself in some warmer weather on the Colorado River just below Glen Canyon Dam. Spring was in the air as were the first midge hatches of the season. There were swarms or clouds of the trout candy that raised up more fish than I’ve ever caught in a day.
These creatures are so beautiful and it is such a privilege to be a part of their lives. As I spend more and more time on our rivers I find myself feeling more and more in tune with life on a river.
Sometimes it’s hard to do it all – concentrate on the fishing, notice the beauty around you, be in tune with the insects, enjoy the people who you are with, and take photographs.
When I originally planned my trip I thought a year would be enough to do what I wanted to do. I know now that it won’t be, although I don’t know what that means… 52 rivers elsewhere? 52 weeks on one river? Just enjoy the moment, Shell.