Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Digital Trend

Great video.  There is definitely a trend going on in the world of fly fishing.  Many go out, not only with the intent to catch a fantastic fish or take in the beautiful scenery, but now many aim to catch it on film.  It's a trend that I cannot deny having a desire to be a part of.  I don't care for the following that many are looking for.  The appeal for me is in reliving the experience and putting a kind of frame on what is already a beautiful picture.  It takes some talent and a whole lot of time in putting together even a short video.  I stumbled upon this particular video on midcurrent.com  It has a feel good, lots of fish,  beautiful surroundings kind of resonance that conveys a small bit of the essence of fly fishing.  I can't get enough of those rod-bending hook sets.

Fly Fishing Eastern Sierra Nevadas from Chris Marino on Vimeo.

Henry's and a bit more Teton

I had a good friend in town from California, so we decided to take a morning during his stay here and hit up Henry's lake.  Nothing too amazing to report.  Fished scuds primarily.  Started around the state boat ramp, until people showed up, then we went in search of more secluded water. 

We got into enough fish to be satisfied, but I'm sure we would have done much better if the weather were a bit more blustery.  It made for a picturesque day though!

I was also able to meet up with a new friend and fish the Teton a bit between classes.  He was able to get into some late October dry fly action, which was great to watch.

I was also able to get some takes on my new minnow pattern, though I'm sure all the leaves that were falling in the water from the wind might have lessened its effectiveness.  It was great to meet up with Josh and get into a few fish.