David Gallipoli, a Connecticut Yankee who has been fly fishing the waters of the Rockies for more than twenty-five years, lives in McCall, Idaho. A photographer, writer, and activist, his photography and writing can be viewed at www.gonefishinstories.com.
I Will Dream
Wading to a gravel bar, to a seam where two currents merge into one, I make a cast slightly upstream and mend the line so my caddisfly will float on the water like a dead insect. A tug comes midway through the drift. Raising the rod tip, I set the hook. It feels like a strong fish as I strip in my fly line and then play the fish off the reel. I bring the...