Thursday, October 4, 2012

Night Creatures

It was just after 1:00 a.m. and the dashboard indicated the temperature was 36 degrees. We'd just spent the past five hours in a state of sensory deprivation - swinging large flies in a dark, brooding river.

Shane, Chris and I were fortunate to share the river with a resident moose, a beaver and a few owls. 

This is a different ballgame at night.  Your ears and fingertips become acutely aware of every twitch in the darkness.  And, for the first time in many months, we could feel winter's cold approaching. 

On this night, however, our efforts were rewarded by the river's night watchmen.


Question:  How large does a trout need to be to break a size 4 hook on a deer hair mouse in two?  

Guess I'll never know.

Thanks again Chris and Shane for the trip and the above photos.


  1. You've been killing it on the trout lately, Brent.

  2. I've always wanted to do this but never had the guts. I just don't trust myself wading at night. The fall would be better though probably don't have to deal with so many bugs attaking your headlamp.