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That overhead shot is REALLLLLLY cool.
What a trip. Those meal photos have me drooling.
Travis, you’re dead on. I am ruined.
That was the first time I ever attempted it, and I landed three and dropped two, with one other big one following the fly all around the boat without eating.
Right place right time, right mentor I guess.
Bottom line, if you rock a 12 wt with big ass flies somewhere near musky live, they’ll find you. The best part, really, was that all the bites I had but one were in plane sight within 15 feet of the boat. Watching a big ass fly that looks sexy as hell pulsate through the water, then out of no where this alligator looking beast annihilates it. I am pretty sure I squeaked the first eat I got.
Personally, I think they are absolutely ridiculous. It’s really one step too far.
44 inches of fish that i’ll never forget…
I’d ask where you’ve been, but clearly you just posted that.
Looking forward to browsing through the site.
Nice man! did you get any venison sweet sticks made out of it? They’re amazing.
Two man technique with grips works.
I had that happen with a loomis GLX. the biggest fear is always hands sliding down and busting guides off.
Thanks for the input guys!
I do run them through photo shop on occasion, although the editing is really an art in and of itself. I was just perplexed as how the raw photos showed up much more vibrant in the explorer photo viewer than the other jpegs.
I presume most guys who shoot in RAW get the jpeg too.
Ask and Ye Shall Receive.
I presume a bunch of guys will be able to way in with some additional stuff, and probably stuff I haven’t thought of, but until then, this should get you gents started.
The 1st and most important thing to keep in mind is “Know your camera”
Being able to have your camera ready and not having to mess around with settings is key, especially when chasing more fragile species like trout.
Knowing the ins and outs of your automatic shutter are as important as the settings. Typically I’ll bring a small tripod on solo trips, the quick release attachment on the camera, so I can just snap it in to the ‘pod. I also set the auto timer to take several photos.
Having a large net helps, not only with landing fish but for getting your camera in focus. I hold the net out and focus the camera on the net, prior to hopping in front. Not always full proof but it works more often than not.
If you don’t have a tripod, find the next best thing. A slightly higher bank, a fallen tree, and large rock, for use as a tripod. More often than not, on quick excursions, those are my tripods.
If you’re shooting a DSLR, use the strap as a leveling device by putting it under the lens.
Lastly, and this applies for catching and landing trophy fish as much as anything else, PLAN. When I’m hunting large trout, and I see an area, or know an area where one might or does lurk, I plan ahead. Where will the fish likely run, etc. This helps with camera set up. Often I’ll set my camera/tripod up or downstream of where I am actually fishing, anticipating landing the fish nearer the place for the photo shoot.
When you’re in the middle of fighting a fish that’s running down stream, your camera sitting on the bank where you hooked up isn’t helpful for photos, or for the fish’s health.
If I think of any other’s I’ll throw em in. That should be a good starting point though.
Eastern Mahseer. Bonus points to whomever guesses the species first.
King of the Fallfish!!
A baby trout.
All in the land of the East Coast Yote’s….
Fins up guys! Thanks for playing… (Probably my favorite photo of the year here…)
Need a bigger boat for sure.
Saw two unicorns…(30 inch fish) By fall they should be photo’d.
Damn Travis! caught me in the final 10 meters!!
Nice fish man!
Jesus Travis. Jesus.
Despite never even casting at a permit, nor fishing in mexico. I advise you tie tan yarn merkin crabs. and tie some bigger than you would typically think. Permit are crab eating machines. I have had great luck with keys bonefish using just that. Bring a sharpie or two incase the crabs in the area are darker. Color up the tan with a brown sharpie and you’re good.
I also take a dubbing needle and work a bit of flex cement into some of the inner sections of the crabs to give them a bit of “hardness” . Works good especially if your yarn is too soft.
Love the over head kneeling cast photo!
Ill man…completely Ill…
Nice fish too.
I am going to attempt to beat that fish with another stream resident trout by years end, but I don’t really like my prospects.
27 inch taped, East Coast stream resident trout…on a size 14 dry fly.
complete with IA hat.
Thanks and thanks! For perspective, via a trusty (crusty) cloth tape measure, the first two taped in the 22 inch range, one nearly 23, and the last taped at 27 and a bit of change. The fish with the streamer still in its face was around 16, clearly not 20 so we didn’t tape that one.
Travis I’m still chasing that brown you posted some while ago…I needed a few more pounds on that last fish to get in the conversation.
Stream residents. He did great with the camera! and the net.