OK, so I’m walking up the river trail yesterday and something caught my eye. Floating down the edge of the river was this little guy:

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My immediate thought was, why is this mouse floating down the river? Secondly, I wondered what would happen if a Bull Trout was near?

He stopped at this bunch of weeds and began eating and eating and eating. Not a care in the world. Upon closer inspection, it wasn’t a mouse, but a shrew or vole. Here I’ve been thinking about “matching the hatch” with small flies for this time of year. This opens up a new line of thinking…should I start tying mouse patterns?

Here’s another shot:

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Enjoy…go fish!

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