Life Before Lockdown | A Retrospective of a Shortened 2020 Fly Fishing Season

During the Covid19 lockdown I rummaged through my personal archives. Images I probably would have forgotten about in normal circumstances after sharing casually on the ‘gram

This time at home has come with many feelings, but none more powerful than thankfulness. For friends, travel, and the outdoors. Getting away to explore new places or catch up with distant friends seems like such a luxury now, and probably should have then too.

I wonder if I would have reacted to these fish differently if I knew of the international shutdown that was coming? I also think about the fish who no doubt enjoyed a shortened season; a few months swimming free with no anglers hasseling them.

All fish caught were released.