Many times, I look for themes in the images I show in my posts. But I take a lot of pics and they don’t all fit in a weekly post. Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite images from the river in the last month. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
You might agree with me that some of these Rainbow Trout are the most beautiful trout in the world! It’s one of the reasons I live in Sisters, OR. Occasionally, I’m blessed to capture what I consider a remarkable image.
We catch our fair share, but recently I’ve seen red stripes in the water as a fish rises and either misses my fly or I pull it out of their mouth! It keeps me going back.
I’m still reticent to slip my camera underwater to take a quick pic before the release. I shouldn’t be afraid because I carry a WATERPROOF camera. I have a vivid memory placing my dad’s 35 mm Konica DSLR on a rock while I started to wade across a river in Alaska fighting a Sockeye Salmon in the 1980s. Moments later, I turned to see it splash in the water! You don’t forget some things. Oh, I landed the fish!
Both ends of a trout are beautiful.
Not all the pictures I take are of fish.
In fact, I search the foliage along the river for insects to help me select the right flies. The number of non-fish images I take are directly related to how the fishing is. No rising trout equals more snaps!
Here are a few I’ve seen recently.
We’ve been seeing a river otter family frequently swimming through our fishing holes.
The next image is a little grainy because it is heavily cropped. They don’t hold still very long for me to make an adjustment or two!
All these images were taken with my Olympus TG-6 camera. Here is the setup I take with me on the rive
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Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!
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