In life and on the River

There are times where you might find yourself with a definitive goal in mind. Or perhaps, focused on a specific prize or result. Often while in the pursuit we come across something that wasn’t in the scope of our intended target, whether in life or on the river. Some may scoff and others may rejoice. In this particular instance depicted in the photo we had already experienced an epic day chasing trout and the occasional steelhead while enjoying the bounties of Northern California in the springtime. Yes, we target trout and steelhead. But don’t forget about the other species that inhabit our waterways. And remember, when you focus on a specific prize, don’t ignore all the other wonderful discoveries that may go unnoticed. In life, or on the river.

fly angler lands huge carp on Lower Sac river

A sweet specimen tackled by Lowell on the Lower Sacramento River on 6 weight and light tippet.


carp lips and smiling angler

In 1653 Izaak Walton wrote in The Compleat Angler, “The Carp is the queen of rivers; a stately, a good, and a very subtle fish; that was not at first bred, nor hath been long in England, but is now naturalised.”


Fish Kennedy Brothers

Fly Fishing Guides in Redding , CA

Trout, steelhead, salmon, bass and anything that swims

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