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While You Were Staying Warm – Photo Essay

Bill Morgan running uphill at Bull Shoals

 

Bad weather has always fascinated me, and sometimes just being out in the worst of it is an experience worth having. 

My wife thinks I’m crazy but she’s probably right. Finding like-minded lunatics isn’t always easy. Last winter, to break the ice storm blues Chad and Marc came on a memorably  18 degree day with 15 knots blowing last winter. But during the snowstorm earlier this week I stumbled across the cheery visage of Bill Morgan, who confessed to wanting to fish that afternoon. 

With schools closing, and people dwindling on the roads, it seemed a safe bet to slip to the Dam with Bill for a couple of hours, just to see how the shad kill was progressing. Its coming along with shad-type flies and san juans proved to be killer. 

We didn’t land any big fish, though one was lost though my own operator error on the first drift, it was more about seeing what it was like, snow blowing down hard, fingertips red and cold, you would have been crazy not to be fishing …. 

Enjoy the photos 

Winter Rainbow

 

 

Snow shrouded trees

 

Hungry

 

The Tools

 

Dusted

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2 responses

  1. Pingback: While You Were On The Couch Photo Essay « Mountain River Journal Weblog

  2. mark

    nice job loved living vicariously through your pics

    February 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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