More iPhone 8+ Snaps

More iPhone 8+ Snaps

Saint Mary River BC

My new go to camera for quick “snaps” is my iPhone 8+ as mentioned in a previous Blog Post  its easy to see why.Here are some recent pics taken with my iPhone …enjoy !

Saint Mary River B.C.

Saint Mary River B.C.

Bow River Alberta

Bald and Golden Eagle -Kootenay River BC

Brook Trout -Saint Mary River BC

Brown Trout -Bow River Alberta

Bow River Alberta

Bow River Alberta

Bow River Alberta

Bow River Alberta

Bow River Alberta

Alberta and British Columbia iPhone 8+  Snaps !!

Alberta and British Columbia iPhone 8+ Snaps !!

Bow River Brown Trout

I recently purchased an iphone8+.The camera is amazing ! Lots of cool features have been added to it which is very impressive.H ave a look a some recent Fly-Fishing Porn shot with the iPhone8+ .

Elk River

Saint Mary River

Hopper Eater

Bow River Hook Up

Drift Boats -Fernie BC

Drift Boat -Saint Mary River B.C.

 

Floating the SaintMary River B.C.

Hopper Pattern

Elk River Cutthroat

Bow River Rainbow

Saint Mary River B.C.

Bow River Rainbow

Streamers

Cutthroat Trout

Happy Angler

Beautiful B.C.

Alberta and B.C. Fly-Fishing Pictures

Alberta and B.C. Fly-Fishing Pictures

Bow River -Alberta

Since late June we have been getting at it.The Rivers have shaped up and are looking very sexy.We have had some awesome days on rivers with awesome people.Enjoy the pics!

 

Bow River

Brown Trout -Bow River

Bow River Brown Trout

Bow River Brown Trout

Elk River Cutthroat

Elk River B.C.

Waterton River Alberta

Elk River Cutthroat

Bow River Hook -Up

Elk River Cutthroat

Streamers

Bow River Brown Trout

Bow River Brown Trout

Montana Snaps

Montana Snaps

Montana Wild Flowers

Ah Montana.The name conjures up images of all things wild.Most think of the State as the last best place … in the lower 48.I’ll agree.It’s a place filled with Mountains,Prairres,Cowboys and Cowgirls,Smalltowns with cool Bars which (the bars ) come with the usual Montana Bar names such as  The Stockman,The Commercial,The Mint and The Angus.

Hutterite

Since my first visit in 1993 I have been religiously going back to get my Montana fix.Sure the State has grown, so has the world.Maybe less 5th generation Montanan’s around but most of the “new folks ‘ fit in.

Prairre Pic

Montana is a mindset with a gorgeous back drop.I also heard the Bird Hunting is good and the Trout fishing is not to shabby ..enjoy the snaps !

Cliff Swallow Nests

Missouri River

Missouri River

Prairre Pic

Cheers

Yellow Sallies: Fly-fishing’s Bastard Stonefly

Yellow Sallies: Fly-fishing’s Bastard Stonefly

Slocan River rainbow falls for a Sally

An oft-overlooked fly on many Western rivers is the Little Yellow Stonefly — more commonly known as the Yellow Sally.
Its brethren the Little Green Stonefly, or Lime Sally, suffers the same fate: both tend to hatch sporadically and in localized clusters, and many fly fishers aren’t aware of their importance to feeding trout when the fish lock in on them.

Parachute Sallies modeled after the L.P. Caddis, left

Certainly neither fly garners the same attention as the more glamorous salmonflies or Golden Stones, but I’ve salvaged many a slow afternoon on B.C.’s Elk River by coming across a ‘micro’ hatch of Sallies along a sheltered, brushy bank. That seems to be their preferred habitat — the out-of-the-way spots where the nymphs crawl ashore, emerge, then mate in bankside foliage until the females return to the water to dip and lay their eggs. The most consistent dry-fly fishing tends to be from mid-afternoon to early evening.
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Exploring Small Streams

Exploring Small Streams

Montana Brown Trout Stream

Release

For the last few years my “Montana Stop” has now included some exploration of the country side including searching out some small stream fishing.It’s led to some great new discoveries and although the fish are not as big or the creeks as fertile as the nearby Missouri River it provides an excellent crowd free experience with a very scenic backdrop.

Small Stream Brown Trout

The creeks are perfect 4 weight water, and usually I can get by with fishing a Hopper/Dropper rig which is a lot of fun to cast and very effective.Of course when in doubt small streamers also get it done.

Dave Perkins choosing a fly for a P.M.D. rising Central Montana Spring Creek Brown Trout

The trout which are be a mix of browns,brookies and rainbows are generally not to selective provided that your imitation is close to what is hatching.The creeks themselves are  mostly Freestone with a few Spring or “Spring like” Creeks thrown in.

Small Stream -Montana

Each creek has it’s own little charm, the scenery is awesome and the trout are the bonus.

small stream streamer eating brown trout

Of course every stream  has it’s own little personality.Some you can jump across others demand careful wading.

Fishing Stone fly patterns in a riffle

Everything you need for a day !

The beauty in small stream fishing is that you leave the crowds and driftboat behind and downsize your tackle, carrying nothing but the essentials.Then start walking. .. and fishing !

Hook -up

small stream rainbow trout

My fascination with trout living in these little creeks probably is a result of reading to many  John Gierach essays, or a mix of that and digging the scenery.Perhaps it’s just getting out of  my driftboat for a different change of pace.Whatever the reason(s) are it’s been a lot of fun.

Foam eating Brown Trout

Hook -Up

As my trek north continues so will the search.Of course findings will remain nameless as they should.However the end of the day Beer will be Ice cold.

 

 

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