Rio de las Animas – The River of Lost Souls

13 March 2015
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13 March 2015, Comments: 0

Rio de las Animas Perdidas - The River of Lost Souls

Rio de las Animas Perdidas – The River of Lost Souls

Sometimes, while fishing the Animas River things can feel a little surreal, especially when one comes across strange river booty, such as this carnation.

The whole of the Four Corners region is filled with Spanish names that follow the theme of death and the afterlife. Purgatory, river of lost souls, etc. These came from Spanish explorer Juan Maria Antonio Rivera. It’s not that he saw a lot of ghosts though, it’s because he didn’t find any gold and thought it “dead”.

If he only knew.

Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

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