Current Weather: 9.0 | Fair

Blog



Dragonfly Anglers

The Witching Hour: Dusk on the Taylor River
August 3, 2012

That’s the Taylor River in southwest Colorado up there. The little figure in the white hat on the left side of the frame high-sticking a 4-wt fly rod is one of Dragonfly's guests. The sky is that color because a thunderstorm has just passed through the valley, and while the noise and lightning are over, the clouds are still thinning causing refractions in the sun’s setting rays. Moments earlier a double rainbow filled the sky, but a unicorn never came. Only trout after trout after trout. Feasting on mayflies tied with feathers and string. It was full dark before we thought to wade back across, and then still it was one more cast. Just one more. The bats swooped around our shoulders as we slipped and slid on hidden river rocks back to the side where we’d left the keys, the car, the phones, the day behind.

To purchase flies, book a guided trip on the Taylor (or other area rivers), or just to talk story, visit us at Dragonfly Anglers in downtown Crested Butte, or call the shop at 800.491.3079.

Tags

 (2)
Backcountry (1)
Backcountry Fly Fishing (1)
Catch and Release (4)
Colorado River (1)
Crested Butte Activities (11)
Crested Butte Winter (4)
Fall Fishing (2)
Fish Porn (3)
Fishing (17)
Fishing Report (6)
float trips (2)
Fly Fishing (35)
Fly Tying (9)
Funny (1)
Guides (4)
Hot New Gear (9)
Lessons (13)
Off Season (2)
Patagonia (5)
Patagonia Men's (2)
Patagonia Women's (3)
Review (13)
Skiing (2)
Snowpack (4)
Spring Fishing (1)
Summer Fishing (1)
Video (10)
walk trips (5)
Water Conservation (1)
Winter Fishing (1)
Women's Jackets (2)

Archives

Current
February 2015 (1)
September 2014 (1)
August 2014 (3)
July 2014 (1)
May 2014 (2)
April 2014 (2)
March 2014 (2)
February 2014 (3)
January 2014 (2)
December 2013 (1)
September 2013 (1)
March 2013 (1)
September 2012 (1)
August 2012 (1)
June 2012 (1)
May 2012 (3)
June 2011 (5)
May 2011 (1)
April 2011 (4)
March 2011 (7)
February 2011 (2)
June 2010 (3)
April 2010 (1)
No Comments  |  Add a Comment >>