Friday, January 30, 2015

Starting the Season

After hitting a wedding in Dallas, I hopped on the road back to Lake City to get back in time for the start of the summer fly fishing season (in mid-June as the spring runoff begins to subside).

I couldn't get through Dallas without sitting in traffic with my car in park.  Fortunately, traffic jams in Lake City mean animals are crossing the road or you are behind one other car.

The mountains emerge on the horizon at sunset on my drive up

Lake San Cristobal: my morning view in Lake City

My office for the summer: Dan's Fly Shop in Lake City, Colorado

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Early Season Fishing

I was only in Lake City for a few days at the end of May before making it back to Dallas for a wedding, but I made those days count by getting out on the water for all of them.

Mitchell with a really big, really old brown

The Revenge Run crew chasing down a monster
Doubled up!
Amazing colors on this 'bow

I had a couple hogs on this gigantic streamer on around Lake City.  Somehow, all of them got away.  I included a smaller wooly bugger for comparison.

Headed back to Texas with the sun setting behind me

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Starting the Summer in Lake City

Toward the end of May, I set out for Lake City from Durango.  The drive, as always, was gorgeous, and I was greeted by one of my favorite views when I got there.

Between Durango and Pagosa Springs

The clouds over Pagosa looked like they were from a painting

Approaching Wolf Creek Pass

Wolf Creek Pass

Wolf Creek still had plenty of snow to ski if you were willing to hike for it

Between South Fork and Creede


First evening of the summer in Lake City