Sunday, April 29, 2018

Why? Why I Do It.

The call of a small stream. The nature. Wild creatures. The purity of the waters. The solitude. No quotas. Size requirements not needed. Clear thoughts prevail. Simplicity in everything. No prerequisites. Honesty in view.  The respect  and admiration of something that is much greater. And a general love of being.

















































45 comments:

  1. Alan, as always, thanks much for bringing us along on your walks through brook trout country. It is truly appreciated.

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    1. Ralph Long
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      Ralph so many stories in brook trout country...

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  2. Amen, bro. The antithesis of everything found here is the cacaphony which masquerades as cable "News". Get off the couch while you still can.

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    1. John Dornik
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      John these places may hopefully last forever. But we won't. Good Advice.

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  3. Alan
    There are not enough adjectives to describe the beauty in this post. You have captured the simple beauty of Mother Nature! Thank you for sharing this photographic essay!!!

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    1. TROUT1
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      Pete you are one who can testify to the splendor found in these places...we'll explore a few soon.

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  4. Look at the ears and tail on that mouse! If I see anything here in NM it's lizards.

    Your posts make my day Alan. There aren't enough words of appreciation.

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    1. bill piatek
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      Bill lizards are part of the natural world, perhaps not a cuddly looking as a field mouse, but very much needed.
      I enjoy bringing my ramblings and thoughts to you.

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    1. William Shuck
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      Bill those two words say a great deal.

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  6. I think a lot of why you do it is the fact that you're able to get a fly in between all those bushes. Catching Brookies not withstanding.

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      Mark that little challenge is a big part of why I do it. The brookies brought to hand are not as important as getting my fly back.

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  7. Very nice photos and flies... beautiful.

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    1. Doug Korn
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      Doug I appreciate your comment.

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  8. Ah, just delightful and how the woods are greening. A real pleasure too see. Tomorrow morning a walk through the enlarged photographs with fresh coffee and a slice of sourdough toast, or maybe two.

    All the best, John

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    1. The Two Terriers
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      John that sounds like a great way to start your day.

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  9. Just beautiful. To my way of thinking you live life and see things and capture them in your photos, that are the best of all things. Peace of mind is what it brings to me.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam I like to convey what I feel and see to others. I believe many of us are of the same when we pick up a fly rod.
      Peace of mind is important in our lives.

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  10. Alan
    Thanks for sharing another great post featuring some awesome images!!!

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill it's my pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  11. Alan,
    Such a simple and visually stunning post. It sums up in words and pictures why we all devote so much time and effort to the pursuit of these aquatic jewels of nature.......
    Alistair

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    1. Anonymous
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      Alistair, I am of the mindset that the the biggest and the most are not really the reason I do this angling thing. You have given me a pretty good idea of why.

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  12. Alan - Great photos and you hit the nail on the head for many of us.

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    1. NJpatbee
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      Pat that's what I like hearing.

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    1. Mark Wittman
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      Mark as you well know.

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  14. Alan, your photos do a remarkable job of describing why all of us who ever pursued these wonderful brook trout have to go back for more. It's absolutely intoxicating . Thankyou for enlightening all of us.

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    1. Brad Basehore
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      Brad you picked a good word to describe why we do this. Once you taste it your "hooked"....

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  15. Alan, I showed this post to a friend while we were having lunch today. He used one word Quisisana.

    Looks like another beautiful day in the Forest.
    Kurt

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    1. Brookie61
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      Kurt not sure what the word Quisisana refers to but I'm sure it made him feel good.

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    2. He said it's an Italian word meaning "a place where one heals oneself" He said his Grandfather would use the word when working in the vegetable garden. I'm sure it could be applied in many ways.

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    3. Kurt, if it's Italian it's fine.
      Thanks for the clarification.

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  16. As I grow older, simplicity seems to becon me! I don't blame you one bit!!! Take time to enjoy the beauties around you...

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    1. The River Damsel
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      Emily I have always been a fan of "simplicity"....but as you said the older we get it takes on a stronger meaning.

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    1. Becks and Brown Trout North Yorkshire
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      Andy much said in that single word.

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  18. This post is exactly why I keep coming back again and again....Thank you.

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    1. Chris "Kiwi" Kuhlow
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      Chris I can remember your comments back when I started SSR's....I'll do my best to keep it going.

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  19. very good images Alan, a beautiful spring start is glimpsed.

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armand spring here and winter where you are?

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    2. ...if obvious, here beginning the winter, I say that you can see in your photos the spring beginning over there.

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  20. Alan, I think I could live on those waters. It's a different world you live in and one that I'd love to experience.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard they are beautiful places in many ways. Those that can see them for reasons other then....

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  21. Thank you so much for your beautiful images of nature at its finest!

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    1. Mike Richardson
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      Mike it's my pleasure. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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