The Passion of Fly Fishing

IMG_1964“Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he loses much real pleasure. More than half the intense enjoyment of fly-fishing is derived from the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease of life secured thereby, and the many, many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard and done.”
~by Charles F. Orvis, 1886~

Elusive recently posted a video from the Montana Fly Fishing Guide Company that went through the many different seasons on the biggest trout streams in Montana. The different images inspired this post and reminds me of why the sport of Fly Fishing is more than just a hobby or a sport, it is truly a passion.

Passion has developed overtime to refer to those times, places and people in our lives where and whom we feel the strongest emotion; our…

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Muddin’ for Trout

The Flow - Fly Fishing Blog

Fishing in high, off-color water is a great way to learn more about the behaviors of trout and adds to being a more complete angler. Often anglers tend to steer away from fishing in conditions that do not appear to be ideal, sometimes this can be a very big mistake. High, off-color water from rain events can produce some of the best fishing conditions, especially for targeting trophy trout. I’ve never been a fair weather angler, this is most likely because I feel as though the best time to fish is whenever the opportunity is given. It is also because I found it very rewarding to learn to catch fish in water conditions that are deemed “unfishable” by a large majority of anglers. Since most anglers retreat from the streams under these conditions, it leaves the water wide open for those still willing to lace up their boots. . Frequently…

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TROUT DINNER FIT FOR AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT

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I was reading an article the other day and a headline caught my eye.  The headline read, Indian Prime Minister will not eat dinner at White House.  The headline immediately caught my eye because the White House has some of the best chefs in the world and I have never heard of any dignitary refusing to eat from the menu at the White House.  Of course, the headline was more flash then fact.  The Indian Prime Minister could not eat the meal that night at the White House because he was observing a religious fast.

The article listed two of the menu items that were served that night.  They were Pheasant Supreme and Sole with a Tyrolienne Sauce.  I do not have any pheasant and I am tired of eating chicken and did want to substitute chicken for the pheasant. I decided to try and recreate the Sole recipe.  Just…

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Flora & Fauna

Danny Fierro Photography

The focus of this photo shoot was to photograph flora and fauna, or plants and animals. Part of it took place in the small town of Aberdeen, and the rest in Island Park. The rainy weather wasn’t what I had hoped for, but the colors were better because of it.

Each of the images was retouched in Photoshop. I adjusted the first image, of the two cows, by increasing vibrance and contrast. I made a curves adjustment layer to create a slight vignette around the edge, and make the coat color a bit more bold. Using the healing brush and patch tools I was able to remove the ear tags, and grass from the cows’ coats. This was the photo that required the most work, but it was also my favorite.

For the second photo, I saw an interesting plant and as I was getting ready to shoot I noticed there was…

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Things You Never Knew About Snow!

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5-things you may not know about snow!

  1. Did you know the average snowflake is made up of 180 Billion water particles! If the Wasatch Mountain Range gets up to 350″ of snow a year, that’s a number even Einstein’s calculator would have trouble with.
  2. All snowflakes have 6-sides, this is interesting when you consider that no two are exactly alike! Water molecules made of one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms each are ultimately responsible for the familiar six-sided shape we associate with snowflakes.
  3. Snow is colorless, it absorbs sunlight uniformly which gives it a white appearance.
  4. A snowflake falls at an average of 3.1 mph.
  5. The definition of a blizzard is that it must snow for at least 3 hours, the wind must blow 35 mph the entire time and visibility must be no more that 1/4 mile. If any of these are not present, it is simply just a snowstorm.

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