Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"Dude Get A Bigger Net" - TIGER MUSKIE

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When I got the new article assignment "Tiger Muskie On The Fly" it didn't take long to round up a couple of the fella's that wanted to go bang some BIG FISH! The drive was filled with tales of combat fishing and run-ins on the Big Cottonwood and the good ol' days of snowboarding. We payed a visit to Nick and he gave us the low down on water and flies. Nick is always hooking us up with the best flies and has his personal stash laid out. As a rep for Rainy's Flies he had an assortment of stuff for us to try. Rainy's over the years has been awesome. They have some of the greatest fly tyers and innovators around and their patterns stand out from the rest. Simply put....RAINYS FLIES ARE THE BEST!

Having the second toon that I recently won at the Idaho Falls Fly Tying Expo was great and Bryan put it to good use quick. Bryan stood up and made several casts as he site fished to large dark shadows. Large fish on large flies....what could be better? Landing them! "Dude get a bigger net!" became a reality as we tried to skillfully land large Tiger Muskie. The first couple of fish proved to be a serious challenge as they did not fit the rubber net. Getting them to the boat was one thing, trying to get a camera shot would be difficult. Bryan put a bend in the 8wt and his grin could been seen from across the lake. First fish on and we had only been cruising the edges for a short time.

Colby was smackin fish all day long and making it look easy. Ferocious takes and long battles of give and take were had and Colby had it dialed in good. I got the glamour shots but they were all on the little guys, the ones we could land! We all came to an agreement that our next trip would include a much larger net! It was a good trip. The freshwater barracuda got worked!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"The Callibaetis Are Hatchin"

Early summer each year the Callibaetis come to greet me from the nearby golf course pond. They flutter in the cool evening air and make the side of my home a landing spot. I broke out the camera and after some bug whispering I was able to take a couple of photos for a closer look. I hope you enjoy the bug porn and a favorite snack of both the trout and carp out my way in 84010. Be sure to click on the photos for a larger view.

~ JayMorr

Thursday, May 8, 2008

JayMorr Photography Launched

I have been working like mad to get my new photography site up and running It has been a lot of work over the past few weeks. Many of my recent photos have yet to be uploaded and so many of the photos that are already up on the site have been place holders for the things I have been currently working on. I recently purchased a new portrait lens and I am looking forward to getting it out on the water for some new fly fishing shots. With all the bugs starting to come out, I will be busy with macros. I have also been playing around with "Reverse Macro" and hope to have some of my new photos out shortly. I will be getting around to pulling the "Gigs" of photos off my memory card this next couple of weeks. Be sure to check out the site.

I am under going a full kitchen remodel, and between soccer, and baseball with the kids, it has been difficult to put in all the time I want at night. I have been tired. I have actually been going to bed at a decent hour the past week or so and it is nice to catch up on rest. Fly fishing with the kids is a priority now and with the warmer weather and the kids winding down in school it will not be long before we have them sticking fish at the local pond or hitting the small mountain streams that we love to fish. I enjoy getting the kids out and having them cast. It is so much fun. Last summer was crazy with our huge landscaping project I felt bad that the kids did not have a yard and had to withstand the mud hole. I hope you all enjoy the new photos. I look forward to your comments and hope to get out and fish!

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