First, I am not dead!!!
Second, I haven’t been online because I have been spending the last 10 days in the woods. I went camping on the North Fork of the Coeur d’ Alene River. I sat by a fire, sipped whiskey, and did a lot of fly fishing for cutthroat trout. Had excellent fishing every day; catching many fish and some really very nice sized ones the largest being about 16". Which for July and as high upstream on the river where I was fishing, this is a very good sized fish. Many in the 12"-14". Usually by July these big fish have migrated back down stream after spawning and are in the lower reaches of the river leaving the upper reaches to the smaller fry to 10" fish. This was not the case this year, everything seemed about a month late and these nice sized fish were plentiful and full of piss and vinegar. Very good fishing. I also got to share most this with my long time buddy so that was great.
But I had to come home so back to the grind.