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Morning coffee, winter waders and Christmas tree lights
I just use my old breathables, layered underneath with lots of good warm stuff!
I awoke yesterday to 4" of snow and crisp conditions...one of my friends reported minus-11F although my thermometer seemed to be stuck at a flat, balmy 0F. I poured a cup of joe, turned on the Christmas tree lights (yes, I'm early and on the ball this year), sat back and pondered the art of snow stalking winter Colorado trout.
I went fishing last weekend, finally, while it was still warm (45F) and caught a nice 16" brown on top using one of my better-winged olives. It felt good to bend the rod for once. But now, while it is too cold out...too cold where the ice will form on your guides...I just sit back in the dimly lit flickering shadows of the holiday tree, watch the sun rise and sip the morning joe.
We partners in GFF are big-talking the idea of getting together next year for GFF's 10-year anniversary. I wish they were all here today...the skies are clear, the sun promises to shine, there's plenty of DANISH coffee brewed (yes DANISH coffee) and the house is festively lit, ripe for conversation, planning and dreaming for that next big trip. Now, only if I can find the woolies that go under my breathables...then I'd be ready to fish the winter in Colorado. For sure there are midges and BWO's about to hatch this morning...and I'm missing it.
But, there's still more coffee left...