Monday, July 23, 2012

Barkeeper, Give Me Another

Another round of Yellowstone.  With Sweets flying home for the weekend, WildeMan and I decided to head back to the park.  It was most adventurous, we were charged by a bison, dodged falling rocks in the canyon, and bumped into a wide eyed angler who just got an up close look at a grizzly, 5 minutes before our arrival.  But we did manage to find some fish and some gorgeous back country.

 Wet wading, big fish, on big flies, on top.  Life is very good to us

Come to papa

 WildeMan with a beautiful choice of flies and a terrible choice of teams

A place like no other.  Bucket list the Yellowstone backcountry.

Say hello to my little friend...

The Chubby Chernobyl dressed in salmon fly colors.  Fun tie, fun fly, fun with fishes.

 Not a very good idea to try and smuggle sheds out of Yellowstone National Park.  Yeah, they don't like that....


9 comments:

fishermanrichard. said...

I'm blown away by the photo's every time I sign in something I struggle with. Do you have any tips?

Sanders said...

A generous backcountry indeed! Great images as always

Richard said...

Richard, thank you for the kind words! The biggest tip I can give someone taking fly fishing images is not proper camera set up, but to have the proper mind set. You need to be willing to take pictures a minimum of 50% of the time, and fish the other 50%. The images you see in magazines are from photographers who go on picture trips, not fishing trips. For this last post, I took 122 pictures, with only 7 making it on the blog. You need to be willing to set the rod against a tree and start walking around while someone else is fishing. Give them the honey hole and enjoy watching them catch fish, through your lens.

For basic tips, these are the best I’ve found for outdoor photography

Brent Wilson said...

Great fish and photos once again. I am heading that way with some old friends to fish that stretch this weekend. Now I am super excited.

Thanks for this.

Richard said...

Brent, good luck! The park is really taking shape. You should do well!

Rusty said...

if you are going to take antlers out of the park... at least take some good ones... you know... like the big sets Wyatt took!....j/k

Kigen Curtice said...

Great photos from what looks like an enjoyable trip, some really beautiful fish!. Thanks for the comment, I'm motivated to continue now that I see what is possible. Hopefully a final version won't be too far away.

Bigerrfish said...

Great site!... Ill be aroud here...

Richard said...

Big, thank you, stop by anytime!