I look at this photo.
I met Mike at a trout unlimited gathering near castle rock about 20 years ago. After a couple beers and getting to know Mike better I learned he was sick and needed a major surgery.
He asked me where I caught all my big fish and what he should throw at them.
I drew on his Gazetteer a circle around a bridge to go in at. I looked at his fly box and picked out a size 6 black bunny leech.
I told him to downstream some log jams on that stretch.
The rest is pictured above.