Jacob is a fly fishing guide with a passion for conservation and brook trout. He is an accomplished rod builder and restorationist.
Jillian is an outdoor photographer and blogger, using her voice for Public Lands and Cold Water Conservation. She specializes in trying to out fish jacob whenever she puts the camera down.
And, here's the thing about nature, it's always there to welcome us home with open arms.
So, here's a little Monday motivation for you, to remind you that the mountains are still there and so are the fish.
As much as we like to spend the day celebrating how white people came to this country, I really wish I could have seen it before we did, especially Mesa Verde. I'm blown away by the raw beauty and harsh reality of the desert region as it stands today, so it's hard to imagine what it must have looked like so many years before.
A couple of months ago, Jacob and I were sitting around shooting the breeze with a few other anglers and the topic of female anglers came up.
Disclaimer: I was the only female in on the conversation.
This week I'm thankful for...
You may or may not have noticed that I've added a "shop" for selling my rod bags. My hope is that it will make the ordering process a little more streamlined. I've got the six different styles I offer available with an option box to fill in your specifications (i.e rod size, fabric and thread color preferences, and if you're working with a fighting butt or oversized guides.)
Take an Appalachian angler and stick them in a stream that holds wild brook trout eight inches plus and you will see a person experiencing total and complete bliss.
Driving through the mountains listening to Ben Howard.
A cold beer.
The sound of magpie's laughing and playing in the distance.
When we started planning our trip out to Durango (basically the week after we got back last year) we decided that we wanted to try and fish in places that were completely out of our comfort zone, lakes being at the top of the list.
According to Jacob, this rod is equally suitable for both small stream fishing and larger bodies of water, able to handle the wind, as well as the larger fish; a classicly smooth and progressive taper, just as, I'm sure, Mr. Garrison intended it to be.