By Dave Hall
A slim, beautifully produced volume of paintings by the author, who lives part-time in Idaho, was published late last year. Moving Water: An Artist’s Reflections on Fly Fishing, Friendship, and Family (Blaine Creek Press, 2018) which depicts scenes of the Greater Yellowstone area of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, is accompanied by Dave’s vignettes of fishing experiences. A painting and vignette from the book have been redesigned with permission for publication on these pages.
Fishing the Henrys Fork, I found a nice rainbow sipping against the bank. It had been a tough weekend—few fish—so I rode my bike fast back to the bunkhouse and found Schmidt. Get your rod I said. We jumped on the bike the two of us—him on the back and me pedaling—and we rode like maniacs the mile back to the fish. Schmidt took one cast and nailed him, just like that.