Blue River Fly Classic

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chapter 58 Day 72 - Trout Season

A Bluebird Trash Day

Today was so awesome you would not have believed it unless you were actually here.  Today, it was spring in the middle of winter on the prairie ocean. 

I dare say that today's beautiful weather was the calm before the storm with a severe winter front known as the polar express headed our way.  As a matter of fact, the first tinges of that front could be felt around four this afternoon. 

Around noon I saw my fellow carp by fly addict Charlie pulling into the petro pumps and I quickly pulled along his side.  I told Charlie he should be on Blue River.  Charlie said, "I'm going... please join me."

Charlie's invite was so tempting, but I still owed some hours to the company store and just couldn't make it.  I hope Charlie made a killin'. 

However, not all was lost.  Taking advantage of the bluebird sky and warm temperatures I went to Rock Creek and began the spring cleanup a little early.  There is a lot of trash to clean and it will take a while, but it will get done one piece at a time. 


Gregg said...


That's commendable, here we have a twice yearly cleanup on the Boise R. in town, a fine enough trout stream, meaning it could be better. Problem is, those doing the cleaning are NOT the depositors of said trash. Inner tubers are largely to blame, and trash from storm drains and an urban environment. Conventional gear anglers are terrible, but that is mostly at the bridges. I'm glad the likes of you help keep your waters clean.


Barry said...


I'm sure you will agree that it seems to be a never ending battle and it indeed takes all of us.