|Bend Hole at Sunrise|
I guess we should consider ourselves lucky. Our "home" river is the South Platte below Cheesman Canyon through Deckers. No matter the new rivers I fish, I will always be drawn back to these Gold Medal waters. There's just something about the drive down into Deckers that feels special. Maybe it's because of the rich history of these fabled water that make you feel closer to this sport. You know a river is special if it helped to create flies like the RS-2 and Brassie. Whatever it is, I'm glad this river is coming back strong after the Heyman Fire.
Explored a few more areas on the South Platte today. Early morning yielded the best results, but the fish seemed healthy and active all day. The river looks absolutely amazing, with cold, clear water and green plants everywhere. There were a lot of other outdoor entusiastists out today, making sharing the river a little more challenging, but it was a great day on the Platte. No specific flies were the key, the fish seemed willing to move for any well presented nymph.
|The "Rock Garden" above Deckers|
|Nice Rainbow from Midge Pool|
|Brown in the "Rock Garden"|