Fished a smaller piece of water today. It was nice to get out before runoff takes over. It was snowing for most of the day. We caught a few nice fish but overall it was slow. I was able to get some pics i was very happy with. I have a thing for stonefly cases, after they have molted, from a nymph to an adult stonefly. I got a cool picture of one today, i think its cool. There are really a lot of caddis in the river we were on, should be some great hatches this summer.
Got out and fished a high mountain favorite this weekend, I love going up early in the spring, it usually means water all to yourself. I really didnt do a very good job behind the lens, but i still wanted to post this beautiful Cutt we found chilling in a high mountain pool. Wish i could say i got it on a dry, but i didnt. I believe this is a yellowstone cutt, heavy spots at tail, very few moving forward, very red belly, a yellowish color, and the info we could find on the creek said they were yellowstones, beautiful fish.
This river has been on my list for a while. It finally was time to hit it. The weather was looking good so we headed out. It was actually much closer than i had ever realized. The drive up took about 3 hours. We got to the fly shop just after dark and we set up the tent. The South Fork Lodge let us set up on the lawn behind the shop. It was a lot colder than we had planned, dropping to 17 degrees the first night. But the tent heater did its job nicely. The river the next morning was cold and windy until late in the afternoon. The wind never let up but the fish didn't care. Whiteys, whiteys, whiteys, with a few trout in between. The trout were hard to find but we managed to hunt them down. The Idaho Fish and Game wants everyone to take the Bows out of the river to help the Cutthroats. The locals don't agree, we had a hard time keeping the fish, and after talking to one of the fly shops, we practiced catch and release. It was hard to see people catching cutts on worms and cheese, no releasing those fish. Found it weird that it was even legal. The second day was much warmer. Fishing was slow until late in the day. Overall we saw some nice fish, The rainbows are beautiful, but the cutts are amazing. They are so golden, with those bright red cutts, amazing fish..
We had a big storm last night which we new would slow the river down a little. But with the day off, we went fishing anyway. Things were real slow for a while. Snow and sun alternated as we probed each hole expecting, but not receiving, the results of the past few weeks. As the afternoon wore on the BWO finally popped. Even though we were not targeting the BWO hatch, we were throwing stones, the fishing picked up all the way around. I ended up landing 2 Huge male browns. On was 23 and one went 24. They were skinny, but both were well on there way to putting on that summer mass. I also caught a nice Cutt and Rainbow. We ended up having a great day in which we were privileged to see some great fish..
So here is my interpretation of a Skwala. A little green on the belly, Segmented tail, Black wing, green barbed legs, Im hoping it will take a few hungry trout over the next few weeks. I would appreciate some feedback...
I also just recieved a few DeYoung stickers for my new Dry Fly box. Pretty cool art, i wish i could draw this stuff.
Even has a segmented tail.... DeYoung stickers, Cant afford the big prints.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.