Monday, April 25, 2011

A Farewell to Utah

As my tenure in utah comes to a close, at least for 4 months, i can't help but think of all the waters i am going to miss. it saddens me really. there are certain bodies of water that i fish on a constant basis or that i fish once or twice a year at specific times that i won't be able to this year with my move happening this week. spring this year has really put a damper on all the fishing i would've liked to have done cause of all the snowpack that we have. most of the rivers are high and muddy with a few finally starting to subside. i am supposed to be fishing with corey one last time tommorrow but we will see if he can make it. even though the job is just a 4 month gig, when i had my phone interview with the managers there, they made it sound like it could become a long term permanent thing. even though permanent is definately what i am looking for, until they offer me permanent i will continue looking for something permanent here in utah. there are certain spots that i was looking forward to fishing the green drake, cicada and salmon fly hatches. most of all i am going to miss chucking streamers on my favorite sections of the weeb. most of the people i fish with here are amazing anglers and friends which i will surely miss, but of course if i end up coming back then all this babbling and crying was for not. i just have a feeling that i will not be coming back.

13 comments:

Pat said...

Mike, we've fished together for about 6 years and I have always looked forward to all the outing we ever did. Not having you with on any trip now will be a huge void. I will always remember all the laughs and great times we spent together on the water. Good friends are hard to find especially when you have a common interest. I wish you all the luck in the world with your new endeavorers. I'm not one to say goodbye's lets just say I'll see you on the water again my friend.

All the best Mike for you and your family!

Take Care!

Pat~

Brett Colvin said...

Good luck up North Mike - I'm sure your posts will continue from Big Sky Country. With 175% of normal snow pack still in the hills, 4 months is how long runoff will last anyway.

Midge Man said...

Sorry to hear you're having to pull up stakes, but as someone who had to relocate and spend 10 years living in Chicago, I can tell you that where there's a will, there a way. You'll find you way back!

Troutastic said...

Bummer. This is my first post on your blog, but it looks pretty awesome! There is a possibility that I'll be moving to SLC here in the next 6 months... If I do, I'd love to chat with you about some of the rivers available to the public for fishing! I took a fishing trip to PC a few years ago to visit my uncle, in which we fished the Weber, the Provo, and the Green. Any information would be much appreciated.

Raszack said...

Its a shame to have you go. I'm sure you'll find some good spots to fish out there as well. Troutastic there are tons of places all around SLC to fly fish. I take people to a bunch of them. There are a few that I like to just go up by myself and fish but your welcome to fish with me.
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THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Sorry that you are leaving us...I'm sure that you will some great fishing holes where you are going! Troutastic ~ follow my blog if you want to see some Utah trout...

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Sorry that you are leaving us...I'm sure that you will some great fishing holes where you are going! Troutastic ~ follow my blog if you want to see some Utah trout...

Pat said...

Damsel,

Troutastic doesn't want Middle Provo dinks. You def. need to expand your venturing.

softhacke said...

Good luck mike, dont worry, we will look forward to you showing us your new found favorite fishing holes in the greatest fly fishing state there is.

Bigerrfish said...

you can take a guys fish, but you cant take his rod!

Wish you luck in this!

Jake Gillette said...

Mike, I haven't known you very long, but the few times i've got to fish with you have been great. You're one guy that definatley won't turn down a fishing trip. I will keep in touch, and meet up with you in MT for a outing. If I was a MT trout i'd be shitting right now knowing that Mike Doughty was coming to town to stab lips with big ass streamers!

mike doughty said...

thanks guys and ladies. the ones that i fish with, we will fish again.

Scott said...

Mike, our adventures were always good no matter what the weather or how bad the fishing was ;) I am glad we crossed paths. I will see you up north sometime soon.

Thanks for showing me more of my own state. I am bummed you are leaving but excited for your new life. Good luck and if you ever want to go for a run, you know how to call haha.