Landscape & scenery photos from the Namekagon River
When the lead 9" brown grabbed one of my three wet flies and started zooming around his buddy couldn't resist grabbing one of the others. This is an underwater picture of the two of them together on the line.
My dad plays the first brown trout he's ever caught on a fly.
This is my dad's first brown trout on the fly, an 11 incher.
A 19-inch smallmouth puts a hefty bend in my 5-weight.
The 5 am mist rises off a classic hole on a favorite river. I'd just spent (Spent: The wing position of many aquatic insects when they fall on the water after mating. The wings of both sides lay flat on the water. The word may be used to describe insects with their wings in that position, as well as the position itself.) the last few hours of that moonless night working this hole with big pusher flies in the pitch black darkness, running on caffeine until about 4:15 and adrenaline from that point on, after feeling a whale of a brown trout on my line for about 15 seconds. Unfortunately the fish spit the hook, but it was an unforgettable experience.
This muskrat swam around me for a while as I fished a caddisfly hatch.
A great blue heron does a flyover on a flock of young common mergansers. I wonder how many hundreds of young trout go into the creation of a great blue heron and fifteen mergansers... hmm, where's Dick Cheney when you need him?
Photo by Elena Vayndorf.
With my friend Brad Bohen
at the oars of the drift boat, Don the Pond Monster
and I tempted several very nice smallmouths and muskies on a productive evening float.
A large mink swims around a trout stream in early spring.
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