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Short but sweet trip last week to Alberta. Love those Aspens. They were just beginning to turn color.
Small mountain streams were inviting - but carry the bear spray! Thankfully I didn't run across grizzly (or black bears for that matter), although the area is well known for them. As you can tell it's really brushy and thick - it kept me alert.
Released a few of these, along with a small (20") Bull Trout. It chased a 17" westslope all over the pool until I got it to hand. I'd heard of them chasing smaller fish like this, but didn't think I'd see one chase a hooked trout almost as large as itself! I have a photo of the Bull, but it's not up to WFF standards (blurred)!
I like using old gear. Rod is a nice 70 year old bamboo Granger (Victory model 8642), reel is an early 1930's Young 15A with a beautiful red agate line guide;