Well, I had a fabulous day on the water today. I have learned so much about about fly fishing this year from some really patient teachers… I spent the better part of the day getting instruction from Ron Massie, by mid-afternoon his advice was really paying off, one trout after another was hitting my olive wooly bugger.
These trout were somewhat bigger than I am used to, I didn’t really understand how to land them, much less how to best hold them for a quick photograph.
A nice end to the year!
Family Fishing Contest: the young man wins with a bluegill.
You can only imagine the shouts of excitement…
Our late summer visit to Allegheny State Park was everything we had hoped for, and more.
I like the body of the fish in the first image… but in the second image the colours really pop, because the sky isn’t reflecting somewhat on the trout’s side, dulling the colours. OTOH, the turn of the head in the second image disturbs me….
Perhaps I’m thinking too much.
It’s been a while.
I went to a new spot today, somewhere I figured would have a lot of native trout.
Somewhere that I figured didn’t see a lot of anglers, despite how close it is to the city.
Well, I think I was right! Lots and lots of little speckled beauties all day long…
It was a nice day.
I probably should have packed it in an hour or so earlier than I chose to. You see, the time came to tie on some more tippet and a new fly, and after being on my feet in the water all day, I decided to have a seat. As I scrambled up the bank, apparently I crushed a nest belonging to some fairly laid back wasps, because, hey, all things considered, the swarming could have been a lot worse. But, “Ow!” just the same.