Scrapbook One….


Thought you might enjoy some photos of Forrest and his family and environs that you may not have seen before.

I figured we’d add one of these pages to the blog every once in awhile. Just for grins…

These photos show one of Forrest’s grand daughters with a very nice rainbow trout. Forrest taught her to tie flies and as payment, made the rule that she can never fish for trout with a fly that she has not made herself.

She laughed and the deal was struck.363a

A fly fisher spends her day shin deep in the cool warmth of a sun splashed stream among the chatter of chipmunks and clobber of woodpeckers. She shares the stream with darting dragonflies and dancing dippers ambivalent to her presence.  A fisher must use all her senses when on the water. Smell the scent of sweet wet grass bending along the water’s edge. Feel the sun warm her determined shoulders. Listen for the faint patter of insect wings in the clear air just above the ripples. Taste the lightly beaded sweat on her upper lip and dance with the swaying dark shadows she watches and admires.



12 thoughts on “Scrapbook One….

  1. Is she available as a guide? She must know of a few secret spots *smile* I could still use some advice on how to grease a tippet and it looks like she’s in the know too.

  2. just noticed something funny…does her hat say zoo on it???? Can’t read which zoo….is that too much of a coincidence to a recent treasure map I posted? *running to the zoo*

  3. That’s a beauty…..or, his granddaughter’s nothing to sneeze at?…… Nah, I got nuthin’……….

  4. The true treasure is having a grand child that enjoys the value of what beauty nature has to offer. Most young people nowadays don’t have a clew on whats really the best things in life.

  5. thats an awesome trout. rare in nm . well rare because a catch like that would be in special trout waters. notice when you look down stream. nobody else in site. that is a very secluded place. only the locals would know of that place. and they wouldnt bouter going that deep to fish cause they just have to open the back door and there they are.

  6. What great memories for Forrest and his Grand daughter. Youth, that is where our future is, and Forrest sure did his part preserving it for them. Taking the time to teach. I imagine they had some good times and some good laughs out in Natures quiet and Beauty. I am sure she will pass those teachings on to her children, Makes you smile for the Future.

    • Hi 21ponies, that same picture of Lucca is in the To Far To Walk Book, Forrest says on that page that He and Lucca went to a special spot on the Pecos River, that they caught that same rainbow several times and always released it unharmed.

  7. The hand holding the fish has been discussed before…photo shopped pic I think was the general consensus. But the picture is curious…just points out that all is not what it seems.

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