I was going through my Alaska pics the other day and i realized that Im a little better at processing now and that a few pics may have slid throught the cracks. I may have posted some of them, im just to lazy to go back and look. Plus im seeing a lot more traffic lately so i thought i ought to share them again.
On a more serious note, Here in Utah we have a real bad situation on our hands, Our supreme court gave us back our rivers recently but we have been working, i say we but it really has been all Bryan Gregson http://utahcutthroat.com/ who has fought this fight on many of our behalf. For that we all owe him a huge thank you. But Bryan and many others were working with many parties to work out some ground rules so that access works for all. At the last minute he was blind sided by a lot of money and a bill which totally strips our use rights. This bill has passed the house and now is on to the senate, and from what i gather, it looks bad. I have to wonder why this has not been a larger issue for the whole fishing community as a whole. If our senate can strip these right here, well guess what, It can be done anywhere. If the landowners here can doit, what is to stop it from happeniing all over the west. This ruling seems to me to be something that people who own river in other places are going site and start working for in there states. Scary!!!! It may be too late, It seems to me that this issue should have got more attention from those organizations who could have helped a lot. Yeah we need to save Steelhead,salmon and such but its all pointless if we loose our rivers... This past week was a bad week for all of us...I think there is still time to contact the senate, it doesnt matter where your from, infact it may mean more if you guys from out of state call and let them know that we all care.....and we are all in this together...... I went to the rallys and sent some emails and talked to representatives, But i was in no way as involved as many where. They deserve all the credit for what was done, they fought tirelessly. I should have done more. I dont get up on the box often, ill jump off now...
My Photo on the front page of Fly Fishing Community
What a trip
From our trip to Wyoming
Brooke Trout featured on Moldy Chum
Weber River Brown Trout
Photo by Matt Guymon.
Canon Eos XSI
I started shooting with a Sony DSC-H50, but i have now switched to the canon XSI. If you would like a print of any of my pics for the den, let me know at email@example.com
Weber Provo South Fork (Ogden) Henrys Fork (Snake) Madison St. Joe Hamms Fork Little Bear Blacksmith Fork Strawberry Duchesne Antimony Buffalo Birch Creek Green Colombia (oregon) Crooked River (oregon) Uintah Mountains Boulder Mountains Kenai (alaska) Anchor (alaska) Crooked Creek (alaska) Russian river (alaska) Quartz creek (alaska)
Fishing has always been a constant in my life. I remember fishing trips with my grandfather as a young boy. I remember fishing the Crooked River in Prineville Oregon as a grade schooler every day that i could. As I grew older basketball began to dominate my life. Basketball took me to Hawaii, Alabama, and Florida were i took any and every oppertunity to fish in the ocean. As basketball ended and life and children took over Fly fishing has become the passion in my life. I Love the river, its the only place where all my troubles truely do drown away. Almost better than the fish are the photos, i love to capture them in there own unique way.
I love a great pic, they are the best way to try and portray the enjoyment of a great catch. I especially enjoy capturing photos of the beautiful landscapes that the fish call home.
Beautiful Madison Bows
My Home River
As i am from Utah, there are many great rivers that we have to choose from. While the Provo is awsome, and i love to fish there, it is just to crouded. I have grown to love the peace and the big fat browns of the weber. I fish it weekly and consider it to be my home river. Im not affraid of a road trip. I have grown very fond of a few rivers not so close to home.