Sunday, June 5, 2011

Next Trip- Smith River, MT

Now that runoff in Colorado is in full force, Floatfisher will turn to preparing for the next adventure. The next adventure will take us back for our 6th trip down the majestic Smith River canyon. As with the rest of west, we must wait a couple of weeks for the water to subside and trees to quit floating. I am hoping for slightly lower water and sunny weather. As with all Smith River trips, we prepare for weather and enjoy the inspiring canyon that will take us in for 5 days. The fishing will only be a bonus.  Can't wait to see the old familiar campsites, and see some new ones. Meet new friends and see old ones.

In addition, we will be visiting the river a differant time of year than normal, hoping to wear only shorts and teva's, not enduring the normal 18-30" of snow that we plan for. Either way we will have a great time. Time to start gathering gear and getting any new items needed.

New Camera for the Floatfisher

The Floatfisher family invested in a new camera to capture our adventures this summer and beyond. Although I learned today I have a lot to learn ( I mean a lot), I am excited to study and learn this new hobby. We scrapped up the pennies, dimes and quarters, knocked the neighborhood kids off their bikes and took their money, traded in Mary's aluminum beer can fund and sold off my prized butterfly collection. And, oh yea, I only have one kidney now.

We also got a nice macro lens to go with it to shot flies and other neat close shots. Can't wait to start shooting thing. Guess I have to start by reading the manual and figure out how the camera works. Holy schmoly are there a lot of settings and buttons. As mentioned, gotta a lot to learn. Well thats what the non fishing time and winter is for....