May 20, 2009

R is for Reel Man

A rough and ready, rod and reel man reckons he's wily enough to catch even the most reclusive, ridiculously large trout. He stalks through rye grass on the riverbank, far from roads. Two Rocky Mountain bihghorn rams ram each other and rebound, but the reel man sees only ripples in the riffles as he seeks his rich, fishy reward.
A ravenous trout rises to an artificial fly.
The man reels a rainbow past rock and root with a ribbon of line. His joy radiates throughout the riparian zone. But the trout deserves respect (and this reel man doesn't like to clean fish anyway), so he releases this really fine specimen.
Rest is rare. He must rally and resume. For the reel man, there is no retreat from recreation.
Rewind, and there he is, back on the riverbank, reeling in another one.
For more R words from Ms. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday, click here.

21 comments:

  1. looks like reel man is having the time of his life...can't believe he didn't notice the rams...lol

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  2. Ha.. I like this line the best "For the reel man, there is no retreat from recreation." So true, it is his motto. :)

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  3. «... The Man reels a rainbow...» - This IS profound!! LOOOL!!! Spectacular choice, both photographic and literally!!!!

    On behalf of ABC Team I thank you for participating and am looking forward to meet you for next week's «S»!!!

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  4. Great series of picture. I haven't been trout fishing, especially on a stream, in years.

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  5. From the back...Reel Man looks amazingly like Gus McCrae...from The Lonesome Dove film! ; )

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  6. Janie, those rams are so pretty! your hubby really enjoyed his fishing, nice catch there too! beautiful! I always enjoy visiting here although its not often anymore. You always have something so neat to share.

    hugs,
    Tess

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  7. What a fun post....enjoyed all these Rs...rainbow trout are pretty...and those big horn sheep are a good catch...

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  8. You are so clever with words and your vocabulary is extensive. I enjoyed the way you handled the R words.

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  9. Really, really rambunctious!

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  10. Cute Janie... My Daddy was like your 'Reel Man'... He loved to fish --and didn't care whether he EVER caught anything. It was just the joy being on the riverbank with rod/reel---and just enjoying everything around....

    Have a great and wonderful evening.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. I'm overwhelmed with your R-ness, and the country. I'm not a fisherman, but that river gives me pause for thought.

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  12. Another great alphabet post!

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  13. I'll bet that rainbow was a fighter - they can be a challenge...good job, reel man. The photography and your narrative, as always, is wonderful.

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  14. Beautiful place and nice pictures!!

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  15. Nice post and beautiful series of photographs and that trout....wow!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

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  16. That is a real man and having some real fun.

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  17. A REAL pleasure to READ your text and admire your pictures
    -especially the second and the fifth !
    Thanks for your visit !

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  18. What a remarkable place for reel man.

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  19. Nice fishing trip pics--tough to get shots like those while you're fishing!

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  20. Wow! The rams were right there! Nice. What a beautiful trout...oh so tasty. Wish I was there, I would have cleaned it for him!

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