My wife Kelley, working a run on Montana’s Gallatin. Liked the juxtaposition of fully-saturated color and a limited (6 tone) gray scale.
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Kel just sent this to me, and I had to put it up. That makes two Brooke posts in a day here at FF&W, but I can’t resist the cuteness factor, especially with the fly bib addition (thanks to “uncle” Douglas for that).
When she asks for a new fly rod and a Mustang convertible, what do you think daddy is going to say? Edit: Forgot about the pony. There is always a pony. I am so done for….
After fielding a small heap of emails on the subject, I figured that I had better post a pic of my daughter, Brooke. Looking at those eyes, I think you can probably understand why I am a pile of mush in her presence. Thinking that the next J.BFF rod I release might need to be [...]
A shot taken at Vermejo Ranch in northern New Mexico. This brown was cruising a weed-choked lake shoreline, looking for damsels, snails, or whatever else might have seemed tasty. Vernejo is a place were you can find fish like this all day long, but especially in the morning hours of warm summer days. I have [...]
Spent some time looking for carp in Portland recently, and I do mean in Portland. As it turned out, no carp, but no matter. It was a warm spring morning, with the smell of grass, trees and water, and the sounds of birds…and F-15s from the PDX airbase. Despite the urban closeness and the thunder of [...]
Steelhead, red marabou, and overkill with digital filters. I still like it in its own way, though. Has an almost phantasmagorical sense to it.
A well-worn Christmas greeting, but since I’m a bit laid-up at the moment I had to dig into the archives for something pre-made. And in case you are wondering, yes, the above fish-size ratio still applied in 2011 (and yes, I still hold out hope to alter it in my favor in 2012).
This is an Oregon fish, a big-shouldered ‘bow sight fished on a little piece of water that I enjoy visiting now and again. The ‘bow was cruising slowly just off the bottom and sipped a little weighted Flashback PT that I had pitched into its cruising lane. The fish didn’t go slowly once we connected, [...]
Fly 10.67 from Long Flies shown as two halves (hey, it’s a *long* long fly). This is one of Bill Sherer’s beastly 4/0 BP muskie patterns. Don’t try to be a “hero” with a seven-weight when it comes time to cast these….
Yes, Long Flies is taking its time in getting done, but at least GB is well into book #4 of the “Fly Fishing” series, so once I get caught up with LF, I’ll just jump into that. But, in the meantime, I am plowing through fly photos for LF. Here is fly 10.75, an Ulf Hagström [...]
From years back, on a trip to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. One of many browns that nudged the measuring tape well past the 20-inch mark. Went for a bit of funky photo filtering on this one, just because I felt like it. This was one of the last trips on which I used slide film as [...]
Realized that I forgot to post this on Friday. Sitting in my “drafts” area, but never published, so here it is as a Friday/Sunday Fish Fry. And what is it, you ask? It’s the back-cover fish from the upcoming Long Flies book (GB’s latest), and it’s from GB’s most recent trip to Alaska. Looking at a number [...]
So, Kel and I took a little hike post-turkey. Ostensibly, we were trying to reduce the effects of caloric intake, but we also wanted to scout a bit of local water. Along the way, we came across some fantastic light effects on the canyon-side above the stream, and we had to stop and shoot a [...]