The Winters are long here in Alberta, and when we finally get a few decent months of warm weather, my husband and I try to spend as much of it as possible on the water fly-fishing. We both work full time and spend a lot of time coordinating our calendars to maximize our days off together so we can get out fishing. Although we’re fairly new to the sport, it has quickly become my favorite summer hobby, and we now even try to plan our winter escapes to destinations where we can try to fish new species.
My perfect day of fishing here at home starts when we wake up to the early morning sun, enjoy a cup of coffee around the fire, and then head out for a day of hiking through forests and canyons, wading through river beds and over waterfalls to get to our favorite pools. The scenery here is second only to watching the fish rise, and feeling that familiar tug on the fly line. These days out on the water with my husband are something out of a fairy tale, and I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy this sport and call these waters home.