Two Pros: Ace Surgeon Gets Master Fisherman Back in the Water

Charles Duke casts a line into the river in Colorado.

Charles Duke casts a line into the river in Colorado.

The fisherman stands in a tributary of the Arkansas River as it snakes through a meadow near Leadville and effortlessly casts his line so the fly lands in the perfect spot to entice a hungry trout.

Towering over Charles Duke are two of Colorado’s 14-ers, Mt. Elbert, the state’s tallest at 14,439, and neighboring Mt. Massive, elevation 14,429, which sprawls like a giant with enormous shoulders.

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