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My Summer has been salvaged

Post By: i2fly      Posted: 8/21/2019 9:41:00 PM     Points: 1786    
Spring fishing didnít disappoint me as a matter of fact. I had a heck of a start. Antero was special to me early. Spinney was lights out at the end of May. The chironomid fishing was truly amazing the last week of May. However June came and kicked my butt. Thought I had a touch of the flu. I didnít feel right but I carried on. I started running a fever. But then it would break and Iíd be ok. A week goes by and the fevers got worse. Finally putting me in the emergency room and ICU. This cost me the entire month of Juneís fishing and some of July. All the while my good friends Bill - Anteroman and Dave - Vinnie. Kept me in the loop and helped me keep my sanity. Thank you!

Once back and feeling better. The damsel hatches were in full swing I got to fish dry flies. Love this kind of action nothing better than the top water take... Bill and Dave are excellent fisherman and know where the fish are. They also love the dry fly action. Since returning to action the fishing has been mostly top water. I noticed yesterday that I have nearly used an entire bottle of floatant. Heck in one day I broke off 18 flies. Lol... The rewards have been awesome truly some large fish have seen the bottom of my net. The big guy has been smiling at me since the hospital. My summer has been salvaged as I have been blessed.

I2 aka Don...
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Aug. 21, 9:44:28 PM     Points: 1786    
A couple more from the last two days...
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: Aug. 22, 4:46:04 AM     Points: 730    
Really hasn't been any slow time in South Park this year with Spinney early... Then Antero June/July callis and damsels and now Spinney again being the late bloomer with the hatches getting stronger and happy fish on the surface..

The next 6 weeks should be awesome at Spin for big fish on top. BTW thanks for the blues Don.. Cheers
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: Aug. 22, 4:48:51 AM     Points: 50301    
Glad you're feeling better! Sucks when illness takes you out of the game. Otherwise, congratulations on a good year.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Aug. 22, 6:46:40 AM     Points: 31    
Getting "well" by all accounts. Nice slabs--on the thing. Way to go.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Aug. 22, 4:08:40 PM     Points: 8742    
Glad you are better and back in the game.
 Reply by: Original B      Posted: Aug. 22, 8:40:03 PM     Points: 0    
Glad you are better and back fishing! Nothing like South Park fish. Did they say what you were sick with? I have been going through the same issues. Finally was told I have pneumonia. Has hurt my fishing recently as well. Hope to be back up there soon!
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Aug. 22, 9:05:19 PM     Points: 1786    
Original B, I had streptococcus stack my liver. It ate 2 large holes. Each were 6cm x 7cm. Dam near got me. I self diagnosed and was stubborn about going in. My bad... being tough as nothing to do with being smart. It finally went septic. Thatís where it got dicey.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Aug. 23, 7:48:49 AM     Points: 197    
Nice healthy fish! Glad youíre ok and hope your health continues to improve.
 Reply by: Original B      Posted: Aug. 23, 7:50:59 AM     Points: 0    
i2fly Wow!! Glad you went in. Absolutely agree, being "tough" and not going in is not smart. Glad you are back to fishing. Keep posting pics for us who do not get to go that often
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Aug. 23, 8:36:16 AM     Points: 26993    
Glad youíre feeling better!! And some nice fish to boot!
 Reply by: i2fly      Posted: Aug. 23, 8:15:45 PM     Points: 1786    
Thanks guys I appreciate the well wishes. Yes Iím back feeling good.
I hope you like the photos as well. Many more similar fish were caught. It was Dry fly fishing at its best! Watching large trout crush a small Callibeatis is so fun.

I love to fly fish... nearly 5 weeks out of commission was crushing. You never know... By happy and fish well fellas! I2


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