Purple Peril Evening
~ Steelhead Fly Fishing
Purple Peril Evening - Oso Sunset ©
Ken James McLeod
It is always within me -- the euphoric feeling that comes over me when I fly fish the rivers of my dreams.
And I think it can be said that the fly cast is more "poetry in motion" than just the thrust of an arm, rod & reel, line & fly.
As well, the environs we fly fish in are perhaps more heavenly than we realize; most certainly they conjure up
deep-beauiful emotions within ones soul. And so, it is when I cast a dry fly over my favorite summer-run steelhead
and sea-run cutthroat waters, sometimes using the old classic Purple Peril dry fly, I am forever touched by the
pure-calm simplicity of it all, whether I catch fish or not...