Living the High Lonesome Life

  • By: Fly Rod and Reel
joantrout.jpg

"This is desert mountain country…" So I was told by the staff of High Lonesome Ranch; but you wouldn't know that if you were wading in the moss and had a 20-plus inch brown trout on your Winston 4-weight, as Joan Swartz did thanks to a damsel-fly nymph pattern her guide Shannon tied on....Fly Rod & Reel helped host 14 guests at High Lonesome this week....With Lamborn Family Vineyards, Stonefly Vineyard and Schug Carneros Estate in the mix...

The anging quotient was high, as was the literary factor, thanks to visiting writer John Gierach...See for yourself, and stay tuned for a similar event next year...