On the Way to Trout Streams

“Oh, I wish I lived in a caravan! ‘ said Jimmy longingly. ‘ How lovely it must be to live in a house that has wheels and can go down lanes and through towns, and stand still in fields at night!”

– Enid Blyton, Mr Gilliano’s Circus

 

Some western scenes while driving or walking to some of my favorite trout streams somewhere out in the fields…

cabin cloud

sw alberta cabin

 

chile

Patagonia, chile

 

idaho path

field path to river, idaho

 

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coleman, alberta

 

horse

chairs

coleman, alberta

 

little relig (2)

near waterton, alberta

 

shreddies

shreddies

 

little relig (1)

a little religion, sw alberta

 

rodeo

rodeo stands

 

idaho field

Idaho field

 

goats

glenwood goats, alberta

 

Creekside Grass

Most of the streams I fish flow through arid sun baked terrain. The edges however are often lined with tall grass growth. They shoot skyward with the summer warmth, stream moisture and nutrients. These edges are places of life: waterfowl, insects, eggs, feathers, even the odd golden retriever…

Trout prowl the aquatic side of these edges. I often sit hidden in the grass and watch the water for movement; for trout. If you sit still long enough the flowing water and swaying grass become mesmerizing. Then a soft rise or flash of a feeding trout  wakes you up.

Here are some pictures of soothing creekside grass taken along the rivers I fish.

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idahograss

creekside grass

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smelling creekside grass

 

feather

feather found in streamside grass

 

big head

trout caught next to creek grass

 

sea oats

butterflyingrass

found along grass bank

 

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creekside trail

 

eggs in grass

goose eggs in creekside grass

 

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