Nevada is Ugly

I won’t say much more than this place has become like a church to me. The beauty that makes you stare in silence for hours in a state some would call meditation. I don’t know what the hell to call it, but it makes me feel as if I’ve gone back in time. Now I’ll poorly attempt to convey that to you.

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Good morning.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s a long drive.

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Emma likes the little things.

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I guess both ends are the business end with a fishing stick. This full sink depth charge skagit-style homemade setup was fantastic for bombing long ones out with no backcast room.

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Meat

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Home under the water line.

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Instinct will always trump sense, even if they’re one in the same. Both take care of the present through the past. One comes from experience, the other from your ancestors experiences.

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Staring at the hundreds of decaying and bone picked brethren of this beautiful fish who is attempting to swim up this drought choked 1/4″ – 1″ deep creek. We came upon a few who had beached themselves in the night and watched as the vultures circled.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom.

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Sunrise

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Fatty Thick Shoulders, Esquire. With all that going for her she fought like a towel.

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This handsome bastard did put me on the reel twice. Favorite fish of the trip.

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We went higher and further.

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Cutties, brookies, rainbows, cuttbows, cutty-rain-browns …

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And tigers. I love tiger trout. The species that create them – a cross of a male brown trout getting dirty with a female brookie – come from such polar opposite worlds and have the good and bad about both of them mainly intact. They fight like someone stole their meal ticket and are as pretty as the trees are tall. They can be wary like a brown, but sometimes you can see that reckless brookie brain take over as they get stung on a missed hook set and come back like a great white, hitting the fly harder on the second take.

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This place.. Most people think of Vegas when they hear Nevada, I think of this exact spot.

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How many sage grouse do you see? There were 5 chukar sized chicks following mama up the pass.

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Endless.

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Places put on the fall hit list.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe took a 9 hour dirt road drive back to the land of trash, pollution, and our loved ones. But we did stop to wash off some miles in the hot springs.

Home means Nevada – the ugly state. Now keep out you ravenous bastards, this country will bite back.

 

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10 responses to “Nevada is Ugly

    • Don’t rush out here all at once.. There’s still some boonie spots in coloRADo. Love your state like it was my own, but as you know there are an awful lot of barneys tooling about..

      • Both are true statements. The best parts of the gun control laws and the marijuana legalization is that a number of god fearing ‘Mericans have declared a boycott of Colorado. Now only if it would catch on, so please spread the word.

  1. Wyoming is way ugly too….stay away. Again, I dig the hell out of this blog…keep up the awesomeness!

  2. The only bad part about NV, MT, UT, and CO is they are clear across the country from here. There’s a direct relationship between proximity and barney count I suppose.

    • That ratio is in a direct relationship with distance from major metro centers, freeways, and common sense. Bless those that seem to shun the latter.

  3. Once again, beautifully done! You’re kinda like the Bukowski of desolate America, and who can’t love that?? Cheers-

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