Friday, March 9, 2012

" Who wants to go fishing ? "


When I looked out the window and the sun was shining, the forecast was calling for temps in the 40's, I quickly asked,"Who wants to go fishing?"  Loud and clearly I heard Sephora say, " I do!"  So we got set to go and said our goodbyes and off we went.  We headed out to a creek with Brookies and Browns and traveled about a half hour to get there.  By the time we arrived the weather had changed drastically.  The clouds were out and the wind was cutting like a knife.  It actually started snowing as we got all of our gear on.  I asked Sephora if she still wanted to go and she happily said yes.  What a trooper!  So we headed up stream with hopes that the wind would die down and the sun would return.  Casting straight into the wind made for some less than ideal conditions.  Sephora decided to leave her fly rod behind and just wanted to help put the fish back in the water.  O.K. by me so Bombs away.  No browns this time but the Brookies didn't let the conditions curve their appetite.  I had most of my luck using a Bomber trailed with a small bead head.  All fish were taken on the Bomber.  Here are a few pics from our adventure.  HOpe you enjoy :) 


Two thumbs up and she's ready to GO!!







Although it was pretty cold I decided it would be a good test for the new shoes.




New Camera - Check!




Found this little Brown up on the bank dead? Maybe high waters pushed up there ??




Decided to focus on the smile that a Brookie brings to a persons face.  Priceless!




I think she likes a Brook Trout almost as much as I do :)




Brookie, say hello to my Jack Daniels Bomber :)




The water was cold but the shoes helped the water drain and my feet stayed pretty warm.




Baby Brook Trout




Sephora took this picture of me trying to keep my line under control.  Vicious Winds :)




Slippery when wet!!




She decided to take her gloves off so she could get her hands wet before holding the fish.




A Brookie with out color is still beautiful.




Same Brookies as above with color this time :)




She insisted on carrying these logs so that she could build a fort to stay in over night.




Another Brookie that couldn't resist a shot of Jack Daniels :)




This was our final destination and we didn't give up until we made it up to this sweet hole. 


It was another great day on the stream and Sephora enjoyed every minute of it.  Even after all of the hiking she still wanted to race me the whole way back to the car!!  Oh if only I had as much energy as she does!!!


Until Next Time............Tight Lines to All !!!!!




18 comments:

  1. Great post! Brings back fond memories of fishing with my daughter Laura when she was Sephora's age. Doesn't get any better than that.

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    1. Jim,
      Thanks a lot. It really doesn't get any better than that. I can't wait until she start's out fishing me :) All in good time. Tight Lines.

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  2. You're one lucky guy...spending time with the ones you love , doing what you love to do. Doesn't get much better than that.
    Looks like a fine day , but wet wading already....BRRRR!!

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    1. HPFF,
      Thanks a lot man. It really is what life is all about. My feet were chilly at times but seemed to get warmed up as I walked. Definitely cold water :) Tight Lines.

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  3. Lovely day spent with your daughter. And a few brookies to boot.
    Well done.

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    1. Brk Trt,
      Thanks much. She makes fishing funner than ever. I bet she asked me close to 200 questions while out for close to 5 hours :) She rocks. The brookies are a bonus for sure. Tight Lines.

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  4. What a great post..was wondering if you were out fishing on that windy day. Can't help smiling at Sephora's enthusiasm and her creativity with the fort idea..nothing better than fishing and forts..and maybe a shot of Jack Daniels of your own when you get home to celebrate and warm up after a great day.

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    1. Aaron mandoo,
      Thanks much. We were out there and lovin every second. She has more energy than I have ever seen in my life. I had a shot or two and remembered how much fun was had. You been out yet?? Let me know if you head out towards Knapps anytime soon! Tight LInes.

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  5. If you had asked me if I wanted to go fishing I would have thrown my arms up in the air and shouted "take me, take me!" I'm glad you guys had a nice time. Nice brookies!

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks much. I am sure you would have had a great time out there with us ;) Next time maybe :) Tight lines.

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  6. Trout
    Looks like you have a fishing partner for life. Great images!!!

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    1. Bill T,
      Thanks much. She really enjoys being out as much as I do. Super fun time. Tight Lines.

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  7. Awesome pictures. Your daughter is beautiful. You have some serious photography skills. I can take ok pictures of landscapes and wildlife but when it comes to people I can never get it right.

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    1. Kevin,
      Thanks a lot man. People pics can be tricky so I snap a lot of them at once and pic the good ones :) I like to focus on the eyes when photographing people, or fish :) Tight Lines.

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  8. Congratulations and welcome back to trout fishing again! Looks like you had a beautiful date with you.

    I look forward to trips like that with my little girl. Great color on those brookies. It looks like you even got one with some size. Nice!

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    1. Justin,
      Thanks much bro. Finally trout season has arrived, only 5 long months of waiting :) Fishing with Sephora really adds a little more fun to the trip. Great memories for life. Tight Lines.

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  9. Very sweet! I have pictures of my boys, now grown with children, very similar to that comesome little lady. Lucky you, trasure all of that, especially her!

    Gregg

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    1. Gregg,
      Thanks much. I can't believe how fast time seems to be going with all of my kids growing up. Next thing you know she will be out fishing me on the stream:) Tight Lines.

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