Best Days Of The Year

Daylight savings was yet to kick in. Our daughter had gymnastics practice for the next two and a half hours. The weather was unseasonably warm. We headed to the river. With streamers tied on and sandals on our feet we enjoyed a rare October day. Leaves had begun to turn and the fish were hungry. We were unencumbered by waders, wet wading with a laissez faire attitude common in August.

Snow is starting to stack up in the mountains. We’ve seen a little in the valley but it has quickly melted. While cooler temps are becoming the norm and winter is just around the corner, late fall provides some some of the best days of the year.

Swinging an olive bugger, my wife had hookup after hookup in a juicy run. Not to be out done my son flung his Echo Gecko, holding it like a 13′ two hander, with reckless abandon. Our time was limited, but we made the most of it. I didn’t catch a fish, but I soaked it all in. You have to make the most of these days. Before you know it I’ll be shoveling the drive and wrestling ski boots on and off of the kids.


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