Monday, August 29, 2011

The Upper Ruby


Sometimes words just get in the way. Mindful of that, I'll simply let this handful of images depict for you a day on the Upper Ruby River. I struggle to recall time on the water spent any more pleasurably.

Heading for the Distant Hills


Up from the Reservoir - A Surprise Cutbow


Big Water, Big Skies


A Fat #12 Orange Stimi Fools Another


Beauty at Every Bend, and a Cut Bank


Westslope Cutthroat


Racing Along


A Flash of Color


Watching the Weather from Afar


Beautiful


Returning to Camp at the End of a Crown Jewel Day


We fished the Ruby as a fallback from high and stained conditions on Red Rock Creek. Disappointed, at first, to have missed that waterway, I just can't imagine it could have been any better than the outing we had. I guess I'll just have to go back for The Rock next time - after a return day on the Ruby.

8 comments:

Todd said...

The Ruby is on the list for a future trip. Thanks for reminding me.

AZWanderings said...

Jealous. You are fishing some very beautiful country. The pictures are beautiful...

Ben

Kev2380 said...

The pastel colors on those fish are neat.

Jay said...

Looks like a pretty nice consolation. I'd love to have a backup stream that looked like that.

e.m.b. said...

I love the rod, reel and Cutbow photo...that spot of time after everything goes right. Beautiful, Mike...

Sanders said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

Ivan said...

The Ruby is oft overlooked river for no good reason. I have had great success on the lower Ruby below the reservoir. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place.

Cofisher said...

Kudos Mike for realizing that nothing you could say would match the beauty of what the photos already say.