Saturday, December 10, 2011

What Is.......Is Not


This post was supposed to be about the "Carrie Challenge ll" feature that was posted yesterday on Global Fly Fisher. But in the process of looking for photos of the streamer I found several photos that brought back some fine memories. Memories of fishing small streams.
As I viewed them the sights that they captured brought the experience back as if it were yesterday. I like many other outdoor people, we have cameras with us. Cameras to capture that something special. I take photos of most anything relating to my outing. Perhaps if I would keep my fly in the water, instead of taking photos my catch rate might be better.




A place like this is captured forever. I recall this 2007 outing ever so clearly.


This brook trout came to hand. Taken on a favorite wet fly. I didn't have the Picket Pin in my box at the time, but this one was given to me by the only angler I saw that day.


Can man build this?


This brook trout appears to show anger in his eyes, fearing the possibillity of being the evening meal. Not to worry my friend.


An evening camp meal for two. Franks and beans and chicken soup can taste so good at times.


18 comments:

  1. Great pics and I always enjoy looking through photos of outing and recalling the times. Frank and Beans!

    Cant wait to see the Carrie challenge post. Some insider info would be nice.

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  2. Brk Trt,
    as I look at and enjoy reading your blog today, I realise how simple all those photo are. Like the last photo of your camp meal, simple sometimes is the best things in life.
    Thanks for another great post....DRYFLYGUY

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  3. Love the opening shot, the reel in liquid autumn. Well done!

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  4. You visit some amazing places (and eat some amazing food). Nothing like a bowl of sauteed mushrooms. Great photo of the rod/reel underwater.

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  5. It is not how many you catch but the memories that go back home with you. I truly do enjoy your pictures, you have a good eye.
    Take me for example, My black powder season opened 4 days ago and even though I have yet to fill a tag I still love the time spent in the woods.

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  6. The trout appreciate your catch and release policy, and we enjoy your catch and keep. It's funny how just the act of taking the picture firmly fixes the situation in my memory.

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  7. Johnny Utah,
    Thanks.
    That Carrie Challenge was quite humbling.

    DRYFLYGUY,
    Thanks.
    We always try to complicate thing. It's good to step back and simplify.

    Mike,
    Thanks.
    You describe that photo very well.

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  8. RKM,
    Thanks,
    I seek wild trout, and their homes are in wonderful places.

    Rick Kratzke,
    Thanks.
    The outdoors are a wonderful therapy. We all could use more.

    John,
    Thanks.
    I'm happy you enjoy...catch and keep. I enjoy bringing it to you.

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  9. That gorge looks a bit familiar. Nice.

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  10. Todd,
    Thanks.
    I figured a fellow from up north would recognize that spot. It's beautiful.

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  11. The first photo of the rod in the water is simply beautiful , love those colors that just scream "wonderful fall day". Winters just begun and I'm already missing the vibrant colors of spring , summer and fall that paint natures world.

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  12. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
    Thanks.
    Winter is a long season...hangs tough.

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  13. Hello:
    Very nice photos and trout, this colour, this river ...
    Greetings from Madrid
    http://romanillosamosca.blogspot.com

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  14. David Romanillos,
    Thanks.
    Welcome my friend. Stop by and comment often.

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  15. Love this blog...

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  16. Glad to see you're a fan of the red dogs..I love them as well..but I think it's just a New England thing..only thing I might have added is some brown bread..and that's one pretty brook!

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  17. penbayman,
    Thanks.
    Red dogs rule. Love brown bread with raisins. But it seems B&M has not been up to standards lately.

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