A series of pictures showing many of fly fishing's pleasures and treasures. As I have said in the past there is so much we have to enjoy in the simple act of fishing. While a tug on the line and a fish to hand are some of the best, there are moments that maybe not so high on the list but they are the ones that we remember first.
Not a usual sight on a forest road. In taking the picture I thought they must have been saying to themselves "that's odd, someone fishing in that little brook".....
"coming to hand"
A "Lady Slipper" royalty in the forest.
After a hard day of fooling brookies. A fly takes a rest...
"Worth a thousand words"...
So delicate in such a tough world.
So many times I've cast a fly on these waters. The next time will be just like the first time.
A box of flies, as uncomplicated as can be....perspective.
Beautiful pictures, Alan. I really like the idea o bringing the hackle and thorax back towards a midpoint; I haven't tied any like this yet but I will now. Marinaro had his Thorax Dun and you've tied us a Thorax Soft Hackle.ReplyDelete
Mike I kind of stumbled on it by accident. I fished it and the brookies were all over it. Actually they preferred it over the the conventional style. Drifting it in the water it looks just like a struggling insect.
Same thoughts - wow a thorax tie for the soft hackle. Nemes talks about this in his books, the need to have a prominent silk head for the mayfly imitations. This is an even more backward advanced wing. Will tie some up some as an experiment.Delete
Kevin I can't figure out why they prefer the longer head. I'm going to tie a few on shorter hooks and see what they look like and how the brookies react.
Thanks for the enjoyable walk through the woods.ReplyDelete
Mark I enjoyed your company.
Lovely pictures Alan. You're a true master with the lens. You've made my day.ReplyDelete
Here hiking and fishing have gone to trespassing status with heavy fines.
Bill I have always said it's the subjects that make to photo, my requirement is a steady hand.
Wow I can't believe your so restricted.
Well people got $100 fines and $300 in court costs. But it's so uneven you don't know if you'll get cited or not. Be thankful you live where you do!Delete
Bill after hearing this I am glad to be living here.Delete
Trout really do live in beautiful places. Great pictures.ReplyDelete
Boy that's for sure. I for one am glad they do.
Your photography is outstanding, and of course you have the best in subject matter there is!! Thanks for sharing
Bill the subject is what really makes the picture. And when you have an abundance of such subjects well that makes it easy and rewarding.
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