You can take a small spinning rod, tie a fly bobber on it (the cone shaped ones) tie about 3 feet of leader/tippet and tie your dry fly to the end. The bobber gives you the weight to cast and then just reel it in slowly. That’s how I catch the fish in the higher mountain lakes. It’s also how to catch fish in Fishtrap lake if you ever get to go there.
I really like the way the gray in the clouds and the mountains complement one another. Because the clouds look wintery to me, and the flowers are abloom along the bottom of the photo, it’s as though you’ve captured a whole year in one photo.
There are elements of all four seasons, aren’t there. The tan colors in the far valley are from summer grasses that have already turned brown. The sun was warm, the wind was cold and there was rain in those clouds. What more could you ask for?