Friday, February 21, 2014

It Ain't Easy

Made another trip northwestward to try to entice some fish to chase my swung flies with a couple of buds the other day.  We had a stretch of river in mind and found ourselves firmly planted there for the entire day.  While we were after fish we found ourselves surrounded by more than just fish.  We saw a pair of eagles chasing each other just down river, dozens of ducks, mostly Buffleheads flew up and down the river throughout the day, heard chickadees singing in the woods off and on.  The net effect was that we felt like we were in a little cocoon on the river which wasn't pierced by any others for the entire day, a real treat on such a fished river.  The fishing was typical winter steel-heading in cold water.  One had to be prepared for the weather and water conditions and to play the odds fish wise.  It pays big to be persistent, to work the run repeatedly, and to stay positive.  The rewards weren't easy to come but the rewards were there to be had. 
                     Geoff holds a small brown and proves that he isn't just a hand model anymore.

                                                           The results of a perfect hookset

                 I like the effect of this one, too bad the head of the fly was so big in it's mouth.

                                                            My buddy Matt working the run

Monday, February 17, 2014

This is Fly

In this month's This is Fly on line magazine, a number of my pictures were included in two articles.  The first article included a number of photo's of flies tied by Pat Cohen.  If any of you don't know Pat he is an exceptionally talented fly tier who brings a completely different dimension to flies.  I was also offered to be the featured photographer in this issue.  It puts a little smile on my face and keeps me inspired to take better more interesting photographs.

Here are some of the pictures of Pat's flies, some that made it and others that didn't make it into the magazine.

                                                       7" baby rainbow

                                                           Bass bug

                                                                Bass bugs

                                                          Fat Headed Deciever

                                                      Double Deceivers closeup

                                                              Double Deceivers

I had thirteen of my pictures in the emagzine including these

  Be sure to check out all of the good articles and pictures in the magazine. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Walkabout

 Found myself out and about taking some pictures this past weekend.  The weather wasn't freezing for a change.  It turned out to be pleasant and a pair of snowshoes made the walking much easier.  Playing around with composition in these photo's.  More work to be done on the composition front.  It's always fun to get out and try to make some interesting photo's no matter the conditions.