Photo of the Month: Rhododendron Tunnel

Photo of the Month: Rhododendron Tunnel

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Head Gear

Recently, while cruising through the Big Thompson River canyon, we spotted a bunch of Bighorn Sheep.  That in itself was not particularly unusual or shocking, but the cool part of the trip was seeing a group of 3 mature rams hanging out on and around the highway.  These bad boys were sporting some serious head gear, and I would hate to be on the receiving end of a headbutt from one of these critters.


Of course, it didn't take long for me to begin pondering the implications for fishermen.  After all, one of the most important pieces of equipment that we have is our favorite lucky fishing hat.  Not only does it have all that good fish-catching mojo stored away, but it also shades and protects our eyes so they can spot fish.  But imagine this now: What if fly shops started selling head gear that very closely resembled something a viking sailing the north Atlantic would feel comfortable wearing.  Imagine how intimidated the trout will be when they see that coming down the stream at them.  They will probably just role over and wave the surrender fin...

I think I'm onto something here, but it will probably take me a while to discover how to come up with some Bighorn Sheep horns legally and more important cheaply.  In the meantime, here's an old one but a good one of what I might look like with quality elk head gear...


6 comments:

  1. I always liked when the males did the head butting thing. A serious Tylenol moment.

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    1. Mark, that always intrigued me as well. I've often wondered what sort of effect, both short- and long-term that would have on the brain.

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  2. I didn't know you could catch "crazy" through the interwebs. I hope I'm not responsible.

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    1. Ummmm, well, now that you mention it....

      Seriously, glad you are so entertaining. I could never come up with half the stuff you dream up. I'm always thoroughly entertained by reading your site...

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  3. David
    Amazing these Rams can butt heads or horns without serious injury---even more amazing they are in the open like that for a picture--thanks for sharing

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  4. David, they are fairly common sight, your right there. But, I am in awe of the picture opportunity you had and how it turned out. Big time good!

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