Fly Fishing and Tenkara trip reports, videos, photography and art.
I started fly fishing in 2011. My wife signed me up for a free introduction to fly fishing at our local shop (Western Rivers Fly Fisher). That first year, I fished over 150 days. A few months later for my birthday my wife gave me a Tenkara outfit from Tenkara USA. Whenever I can, I fish pocket water on small mountain streams, usually with a Tenkara rod.
I've been planning this trip for years. This was a birthday trip designed to entertain a gaggle of kids and for the kid in me.
My first fascination with Dinosaur National Monument began in the 4th grade. I chose to do a presentation on Duchesne county because at its far eastern border lay Dinosaurland.
The gravel road to the Raft River mountains is lonely in a wild West kind of way. It stretches out into the horizon and seems endless. The only other motor vehicles are tractors being driven by teenagers. I was stuck in two traffic jams. It was bumper to bumper as I inched my way through a herd of black angus. Then I waited patiently until the family of ranchers with a half dozen kids mounted on horses waved me through their morning pow wow.