A Flyfisher's Simple Pleasures

Catching a 6” brookie on a size 12 mosquito


The sound of a rattlesnake…………..20’ away


Sleeping under the starts at 9000’


A bowl of steaming oatmeal on a frosty morning at 9000’


An extra pair of clean wool socks


The curiosity of two fawns


A flask of Maker’s Mark you forgot you had with you


Dry waders on a February day


Leaky waders on a July day


Rising trout taking nothing smaller than size 14 flies


The aroma of fresh coffee that you didn’t make


A rustic campsite on a remote lake


A rustic campsite with some split, dry firewood and a fire pit


Lots of dry kindling


A rustic campsite with a pit toilet


A thick pine canopy during a shower


An unexpected encounter with a tired hiker who wants to shed a couple of cans of beer


A 6 wt fish on a 4 wt rod


The sight of an osprey taking your rising fish


A trail bar in the in bottom of your pack


A warm camper on a cold November night


A 30-degree sleeping bag on a 35-degree night


The Sardinian restaurant in Dunsmuir


Enough peanut butter and bread for the hike out


and finally………


Getting back to your car and finding that it wasn’t vandalized

This article was authored by Bob Taormina.