For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Voices From The River
As I'm typing this the snow is falling, and at a good clip. The forecast is for it to continue a few more hours, with the winds to pick up and the temps to fall. Winter is here.
After supper I noticed the stack of mail on the table. Looking through it I picked up the Winter 2013 issue of "Trout". As I thumbed the pages I came upon an article named "On the Doorstep", written by Erin Block. I quickly made myself a hot cup of Folgers Black Silk, sat down and started to read the article. Erin is a blogger and many of us have seen her talents, from cane rod making, to her skills as a fly fisher, and her fine writing. But this article really has special meaning for me, being"a small stream angler".
Here are a few lines from this wonderful article....As the aspens start to tinge and the willows dry brown, as the brook trout grow even more color for their spawn; then, winter is on the doorstep.
"For hours and hours I am led on by what may be the defining allure of a small stream: curiosity. Whats coming in the next bend, next plunge, next pool.
As I finish my second cup, and have read this fine piece for a third time.. Erin thanks.
"And winter walks through the door.
You can see Erins fine writing at "Mysteries Internal".