The Little Stuff

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Last Saturday Ellie and I left our home in Boulder to go fishing. We drove for two hours, sped past Clear Creek, over the Blue, past the exit for the Colorado and the Yampa. We ignored the turn-off for the high mountain lakes of Guanella Pass, the Arkansas river and took merely a passing glimpse of Gore Creek before heading north of Vail on a dirt road for 12 miles. Why would we bypass some of the best water Colorado has to offer? Sometimes you just crave your secret spot... The spot you've been to a dozen times and never seen another angler. The spot that has yielded all four species of trout in one day. The spot that no matter what giant, gaudy, dry fly you pluck out of the box - you know will be eaten...
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