Some December kings will be chrome, some will be bronze, like this buck released last week. All are beautiful. Each will make your heart sing when, or should I say – if – you get a grab.
Cherish each fish hooked, each fish seen only as a shadow in the depths, or as a wake in the shallows. Cherish too the salmon carcasses, otter, heron, beaver, weasels, tardy October Caddis, seals, and the river.