Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Lens

I can now scratch a HUGE item off my wish list.... Canon Zoom 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 USM L IS ! It took me a while to get this lens but now that I finally have it, I can't wait to get it out in the field and water to test it!

I have taken some really nice pictures with my Tokina Professional Series 80-400mm, but nothing compares to having the best glass in the industry. I will post some photographs soon with the new piece of equipment. I am heading out this weekend to use it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

HERO SHOT - This is fly magazine!

I just caught wind that I made the "Hero Shot" in "This is fly" . Thanks for the shout fella's I love what you are doing and represent!

Here is a link:

Friday, October 24, 2008

JayMorr Photography "NFR"

I just got done launching a new blog - JayMorr Photography. While I wish at times I had the money and time to fly fish whenever I pleased, reality reminds me that I have a family and a career (no it is not fly fishing related). When I am not behind the vise or out on a small mountain stream or lake, I am usually trying to hold down the homefront while keeping my sanity. Honestly, I probably wouldn't have it any other way and I have no regrets when it comes to the path I have chosen.

I love to fly fish. I hope you have been able to see that through my lens and writing. My blog on the "other" side will capture the moments that are "NFR" (non - flyfishing related). I welcome you to visit and experience my other interests as I continue to write and shoot ....


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Trick My Fly Dungeon Part II

So last year I blogged about trickin' out your fly tying dungeon and maximizing your space. After a lengthy remodel including a new den, I decided to re-evaluate my tying dungeon. Over the past couple of months I have been on the look out for a nice roll top desk. I bookmarked my favorite classifieds site online and began the hunt for a desk that cost under $50 Bones. When I saw a desk show up for $20, I immediately jumped on the phone and rushed out in the Yukon to pick it up.

I am still putting the room together, but the new $20 roll top will serve it's purpose well over the next several years. Now when I am in the middle of tying and get pulled away, I simply roll the top down and can rest easy knowing the kids won't be getting into my materials.

Around the corner are the Winter months, and no better time than to revamp the setup. Be on the look out for cheap desks on your local classified sites and TRICK YO' FLY DUNGEON!

~It's A Good Thang!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Part III - Some of My Favs

Here is a collection of some of my favorites from this past weekend. Again, I had a tremendous time on the water. I hope you enjoy the photographs.

Part II - Henry's & Floating Box Canyon

We fished Henry's lake for a couple hours and continued to stick fish. It was hard to leave but we wanted to hit "Box" and float the toonz. The canyon was beautiful, and the fall colors really made it an incredible float. It didn't take long for "Norm" to start laying into some nice trout. I kicked off to the side to watch him land a few on a small nymph. I wasn't about to break out the nymph box and my shoulder was literally soar from sticking 2ft long trout earlier in the day.

Bob made some beautiful casts down stream as the sun caught the canyon wall and reflected down upon the water. I snapped more photos and once again began my drift.

We had "Box Canyon" all to ourselves. It was a beautiful day and I am grateful I took the time to notice....

After a dutch oven potatoe dinner and stories from around the pit, the remaining still awake heard the howls from the distant Coyotes. Jason gave a worthy effort with his best Coyote calls but it was obvious he put them all down. Turning into bed we had Henry's Lake again on the agenda for our Sunday morning.

The rest of the crew bounced and got an early start on the roadie back home, meanwhile Jason, Stout and myself headed down to the south shore and planned our attack. We were serious and it was the first time in a very long time that I beat everyone on the water making the first casts on a calm sunny morning....the water was glass.

We all kicked out and it didn't take more than 5 minutes to start hooking up. We had double hook up's and each cast was met with ferocious takes. You see we had Henry's on LOCKDOWN, we were catchin 2-foot Pigs and making it look eazzzzy. Checking my sides I could see some other "tooners" creepin' and the trollers began to come in like sharks. The three of us were stickin some big fish and before long people began to ask....

The frustration on faces were met with our grins of excitment as we posted up on a near invisible weed line a couple of feet below the surface. The retreives were dialed in and the takes were most often on the pause or drop. Bruisers, and after each one was released I was checking my knots. I don't think I ever remember a time or trip that had me consitently checking my knots after each hook up to make sure things were still in tact. We landed several fish in the 8-9lb range and we were paying the price while trying to retreive our flies from the jaws. Cut up, my fingers were tatted with bite marks, leaving me with trophies of admiration for such a pristine place and Trout that were truly holy!

On the kick back to the car I passed on the fly and technique to a young guy from Boise ID. Looking back I could see his rod doubled over and I felt all fuzzy....

"JayMorr Will You Blog Me?", "Hell Yeah Son, I'll Make Ya Famous..."

"Hey JayMorr, Will You Blog Me?" - Idaho Part 1

Friday could not have come any slower than it did and I was itch'n to hit the road North. The boat was strapped to the Malibu Maxx and the trunk was overloaded with fly fishing gear.

I cracked open a "Forty" of NOS and bounced to the hood-hop. I was making good time. The phone rang just outside of Idaho Falls and it was Jason and the "Cool Kid Crew" letting me know it was on. "Hang on a sec Jay, I think I got one.", moments later and with some jumbling of the phone Jason was back online to confirm I was on the road and in route to the cabin.

My mind wanders and I ponder everything from the past week's events to when I was a little kid on a flounder boat with my Dad off Long Island, NY. Heading into Island Park the skyline was filled with purple, crimson and eventually turning into an orange as the sun began to set.

After a few wrong turns, the guys met me at the cabin turn off and I followed them up to Bob's. The outside fire pit was going, Filet Mignon was cooking and laughter filled the conversation. Bob's place is a sweet little gem on the South Shore of Henry's Lake. His hospitality was top notch and the views from his deck upstairs are incredible.

In the morning we crashed Henry's Lake where the fishing was fast and furious. I focused on the shotz and everyone was hookin up. The scenery was awesome, filled with oranges and yellows and the Autumn air was warm for this time of year.

Part II.... coming shortly!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Late Summer Caddis

A couple of late Summer photographs...

I am off to fish Henry' back l8tr.

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