Monday, February 13, 2017

"Tails"

Tails, this is not going to be a post about the various type of tails used in fly tying, or some of those tall tails we anglers are prone to tell of, "tall tales", sorry. This is post about some of the most wonderful aspects of our passion. We often take photos of our catch, and most of them highlight the the whole, or much of the whole fish as possible. While this presents a very pleasing picture I think much of the beauty is missing.

The other end of the fish is as beautiful as any part of the fish...the tail can be so striking and so telling of a fishes life.


These are a few photos where the tails are the focus. I will not tell you the species but will let you make that call.








Next time out try taking a good look at your catches tail, better yet take a photo.








16 comments:

  1. Tall tales from a fisherman? I don't think so..........

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    1. Mark Kautz
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      No they don't tell tales..just embellish a tad.

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  2. I particularly like the square ones. ;)

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan I'm in the same camp.

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  3. Reading your post, she wondered what I was doing. "Looking at photos of pretty tails." Guess I'll be making my own supper tonight, haha!

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    1. Al R.
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      Al, sorry. The first name of this post was "a piece of tail" but I changed my mind.

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will when the light is right the tail is quite beautiful.

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  5. Alan
    The tail can really show some wear during the spawn, especially when the bluegill are fanning out their beds. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I've seen gills working their nests, and they do put their tails to use.

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  6. I have to admit that I don't usually pay much attention to the tail, but I'm seeing them in a different light now.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard they are beautiful. When wet and in sunlight they're like jewels.

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  7. I have to admit, Alan, I never had a clue where you were going with this blog title. Curiosity killed the cat, and now, I have to agree with your perceptions. Wonderful photo's. I will certainly pay more attention to the tail shot on future fish.

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    1. Mel-Fly Tyin Times
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      Mel three of the photos were of warm water fish. Rock bass are some of the prettiest.

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  8. Great photos, Alan. A lot of good color in those tails. When I was a youngster my family and I would catch crappies and bring them home. Mom would roll them in corn meal for frying and they were delicious, but the crispy tails were the best part I always thought.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam I can almost hear the crunch. Crappies are one of the best eating fresh water fish...pretty good fighters too.

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