As much as I enjoy taking photos of fish and fishing there are days when I lack motivation or commitment to step up to the plate and get the job done. Yesterday found me and two friends swinging the Salmon River. The conditions started out ok and ended up being brutal. 40-50 mph winds, temps in the 20's, snow squalls, and a relentless driving cold wind. Truth be told several times I thought I should get my camera out but that required unzipping my jacket and opening it and myself to the full onslaught of the elements so I passed on more than one occasion. Maybe it wasn't being lazy but it was a lack of commitment. Nonetheless my buddy Matt took several pics of me and the one fish I enticed to eat my fly. He got his first steelhead to hand but he was out of sight when it happened so I wasn't able to get any pics. Hopefully next time I will persevere and get some more shots.
Beautiful steelheading conditions.
A handsome Brown Trout that graced us with it's presence.