Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Brown Drakes!

I finally feel like I've recovered from Brown took a while. It's my favorite week of fishing of the year. This year's hatch was several weeks later than normal, but still caught us by surprise. We used a canoe every night so we went all out. In the photo below you can see our extensive antipasto selection. I kept joking about all the stuff we brought and said I was going to bring a chandelier and an umbrella to complete the picnic!

Nick and Kristina enjoying the heavy hors d'oeuvres.

The hatch in the middle of a thunderstorm. Craziness!

Kristina said she came in a girl and wanted to leave a woman. We finally stopped gossiping long enough to make that happen!

Paddy caught this bad boy during the thunderstorm. I love the colors of the fish and the awesome rainbow.

Nick and Ryan, from Salt Lake, drove up to join us one night. They're canoeing down to the take-out to avoid the coming storm, but ended up paddling through some of the craziest lightning I've ever seen as well as hail and really heavy rain. When I picked them up, they were all smiles.

It was another amazing year of drakes with awesome friends. I can't wait until next year!


Dustin's Fly Box said...

good lord that is a HATCH!!

Rubygreens said...

Maybe next year I'll be around for the hatch? It looks like it was incredible!

FIsh Cop said...

Great pics!