Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday, Bull Trout on the Elk River

Since Fernie, B.C. is this week’s theme, here’s a shot of Ron back in March of 2006. This was our first trip to the Elk River.

We took the kids to go Spring skiing. Ron and I wandered into the Kootenay Fly Shop, ran into the owner, Gord, and he agreed to take us fishing on the spur of the moment. Snow was still thick on the ground and the boat ramps were not accessible, so we helped Gord slide his raft down a bank beside a bridge and commenced to have a magical winter-wonderland kind of day.

When Ron and I went into the Fly Shop last weekend to get our licenses, Ron was wandering around the shop, then suddenly exclaimed, “Hey, there I am!” Gord had posted a picture of Ron with another Elk River Bully on his “Wall of Fame.” The next words out of Ron’s mouth were, “That sweater is terrible!”

Ron Watt, Elk River, Bull Trout

Ron with an Elk River Bull Trout, March 23, 2006.

Throwback Thursday, Grand Canyon

This is a picture of my friend Vicki and I hiking the Grand Canyon in May of 1995, when we both lived in Phoenix, Ariz. If memory serves me, we hiked down the Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranch at the bottom, then up the Bright Angel trail. I remember we’d just planned for a day trip, but we were both exhausted when we got done. We stopped at several small town motels between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix, but all the rooms were booked! We were listening to White Zombie, driving the dark, winding mountain roads in my 1979 Camaro Z28. We were both kinda crazy back then!

Grand Canyon

Vicki and I hiking the Grand Canyon on May 20, 1995.

 

Throwback Thursday, Huntin’ for Trout on Rock Creek

Ron (in the background) with his buddy Mark Nanke flyfishing on Rock Creek back in the late 1980s. This photo was snapped by a photographer for the Missoulian newspaper and ran along with a story about the season opener on the Creek.

Mark Nanke, Rock Creek

Ron (in the background) with his buddy Mark Nanke flyfishing on Rock Creek back in the late 1980s. This photo was snapped by a photographer for the Missoulian newspaper and ran along with a story about the season opener on the Creek.