THE BUFFALO RIVER is running high, hard and wild right now as is its nature. But for 10 of us two weeks ago we had a taste of how magnificent this natural, and most beautiful of Ozark rivers can be.
We had put together a group of friends for the first trip: regulars and very good fly fishers Junior and KV from Houston, photographer and publisher Tosh Brown from Austin and MSU English instructor, Bozeman guide and Gray Sporting Journal angling columnist Miles Nolte. My thanks to them all for coming along.
The Levin Brothers, Ben and Gabe, and Mississippi Johnson were the guides: Gabe had done a great job in shepherding the whole project through from planning to the put-in. We had Abrian Blumthal, from Rim Shoals Resort, and his buddy Buck running the commissary service, setting up camp, cooking food and getting everything shipshape while we were on the water.
We learnt plenty from the first trip, and the second was a learning experience as well: the high flows of the Buffalo washing the trip out. It is the price of floating wild rivers.
I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the Buffalo: I have a more serious endeavor planned for the remainder of the footage.
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