Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friends In All The Right Places.

After a long day on the water I gave an old friend from high school a call to see if his offer was still on the table. It was, and I followed the GPS to his apartment. Arriving, I found out that his place just happened to be right next to where I would have been staying. The local Walmart. Instead, I am trading in the rigid bed of a pick up truck for the spare couch. Topping it off would be internet access, a glass of cold water, and the newest episode of South Park. For the offer, I promise to take Bednar out fishing in the morning. He is new to the sport and eager to learn. I am happy to oblige.

Bednar Enjoying Some Time Off From His Studies.

Cruising Wild Brown.

Brown Burrowing For A Meal.

Not Being Denied.

Flushing Out The Excess.


Huge Snapping Turtle.

In the morning we fish the paradise section of Spring Creek. We head up and into the wadeable portion of the stream and into some of the pocket water. I give him a crash course in casting, reading the water, and presenting the flies. We start off with a double nymph rig under an indicator before transitioning to a dry dropper combo. We end up working a small stretch of water in between other anglers and catching several beautiful wild browns. Its not long before he must leave to head off to class. College kids...

Prolific Insect Life.

Looking the Part.

Fishing the Part.

Young Brown.


More Fish From the Morning...


Bigerrfish said...

some good looking trout I must say!! nice job with the camera too

Wade Rivers said...

I'm diggin' those first two images. They're well balanced exposures given the wide range of shadows and light in that scene. Expose for the highlights and let the shadows take care of themselves? I'd say you took care of both at the same time. Nice job, Mark.

Mark said...

Thanks guys, I am just a beginner but hopefully I will get better at it overtime.