Today was a good day on the water, a lot of great things happened, but more importantly some really exciting events might have taken place. I will start with the boring stuff. The fishing was good, we caught some very nice fish, Tyler even let me hold some of them…
Most importantly however, I believe that today on the river I saw a man of great stature in the fly fishing world. If my eyes did not deceive me I think I saw Marty Bartholomew, wading staff in hand, fishing the same waters as your humble interweb blogger. Now, if you don’t know who Marty Bartholomew is, let me refresh your memory. You probably know him for being the author of 1998 classic, The Fly Fisher’s Guide to Colorado which in my opinion is one of, if not the best overview of Colorado fly fishing available. You probably don’t know him from the worst video ever produced on planet earth since 1953 entitled, Fly Fishing Colorado’s Major 6 which was released in 2004. Honestly, I have no idea how someone who made such a good book could honestly put his name on such garbage. I guess money can make you do weird things, or maybe he needs some new friends that know how to do video editing.
I was only able to get a quick shot of him before he disappeared around the bend. I didn’t possess the confidence to properly introduce myself and confirm the identity of the mysterious character. I do however, have supreme confidence that it was in fact him for reasons including;
1. He had gray hair
2. He had a wading staff (He’s that type of guy)
3. He had two rods and seemed to know what he was doing
Based upon these observations I will leave you to your own opinions but most importantly I think this situation goes to show that you never know who you might see out there. Oh, and here is some fish porn from today, almost forgot.