The shop closes on Sundays, about 30 minutes after the last customer leaves, after 4pm. Meaning that the first 1/2 hour without any business after 4pm and we start to close her down. For some of us, going to church doesn't happen til late in the day Sunday. I would not consider myself to be too much of a religious man. I attended catholic high school for four years, but I do not get too much church time anymore. I have even been known to bend a rule or two in my younger days. My days on the water have become like church to me. I take my time on the water seriously, and try to get out whenever and wherever I can. With the shop open until 7pm during the week there isn't much time left in the day. I look to Sundays for my circumvention. The Sunday evening sessions on Boulder Creek are what I consider to be my church and congregation. Sometimes with friends. Sometimes just myself and old man river. Good for contemplation, reflection, and decision making. They help me clear my head, focus, and put things in perspective. I don't want to sound too spiritual... but FISHING IS MY RELIGION.
- Randy Hicks
The Sunday evening sessions on the creek have been nothing short of amazing. Super buggy from about 5:30 til dark I have seen: Drakes, PMD's, Caddis, Sallies, BWO's, Stones, and Red Quills. The bugs hold off during the heat and sun of the mid day, almost as if they are waiting for their pastor to show up. And show up he does, every Sunday, somewhere between 5 and 6 pm. 3 weight in hand he casts to shadows, pockets, and pools. Trying to get them to rise up for the dry, but understanding if they don't. Such a great little stream with fish that cooperate as much as any fish anywhere.
Right now the fishing is best from MM31-29, and on the lower creek from MM 40-35. The recent rains are keeping things in the sweet spot for now, but when she really gets low try the steeper stuff from MM35-32. Keep your eyes peeked for a lonely fisherman preaching to his seemingly nonexistent congregation. The fish are there listening. So please give him, and his congregation their space.