I finally had time to sit down and process images from earlier in the week. If anyone is interested in the specifics or if you are interested in a post with more photo tips please leave a comment.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
"The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. The rivers carry our canoes, and feed our children. If we sell you our land, you must remember, and teach your children, that the rivers are our brothers and yours, and you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness you would give any brother" -Chief Seattle
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
|Autumn, in the Yakima Canyon.|
My buddy Wayne sent in a pic after the Non-traditional fishing dog post of his dog Autumn, a Shib Inu. A Shiba Inu to those who do not know (like me, until Wayne emailed me) is a Japanese hunting dog bred to hunt wild boar in packs. and according to Wikipedia, is one of the few ancient dog breeds still around today. Thanks for the pics Wayne, stickers are on there way!
|"Smells like a bull trout, but maybe it's a dolly?"|
Friday, February 11, 2011
|Fall run on a columbia trib.|
"What saves money, alas, kills salmon."- Blaine Harden, A River Lost.
Todays Backyard Flow photo comes from Ian at Detonation Studios. Ian runs a photography/videography business out of Bozeman, MT and takes some awesome outdoor shots. His website is having some work done, so you can check his other work out here on his facebook page.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
|Behind that smile is a crime stopping machine.|
Once was strange enough, but twice is amazing. Sean Visintainer at The Silver Bow Fly Shop in Spokane
Spokmpton , WA recently recovered two Meiser spey rods that were lost on the Spokane, and picked up by some tweakers in the couple of hours it took for the owner to realize they were lost. This is the second time in the last 3 years that Sean has busted fly rod thieves in the spokane area. The first time was similar to the recent account, where rods were stolen, and the thieves called Silverbow to try and pawn them. Both time Sean and his staff recovered the rods, and busted the criminals. Here is a link to the new story, which is just getting told on speypages. The first post is the story of the lost rods, and the good news is on the second page.
The Silver Bow is a great fly shop in the Spokane Valley, and if you live in Spokane you probably already know about it. But, if you are passing through on your way from Seattle to the cuttie filled rivers of North Idaho or the giant browns of Southwest Montana it is worth your time to stop in.
Here is a copy of the first story from 2008.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
|Ruby soaking it up on the Upper Big Hole|
|5lbr in the net|
2. Less broken rods: The number of rods broken by clumsy big dogs sent in to Scott, Sage, and Winston each year is probably equal to triple the amount of labs named after those companies. And about half of the fly shops I have been to have a dog named Sage.
3. Balance: A five pound rat dog leaning on your gunnel does not affect rowing, a 60 pound lab does.
4. Space: At 5 pounds, Ruby is easy to hide under the bow, and her kennel fits in the boat.
5. Happiness: While my lab often time has the energy of a 5 year old on Mt. Dew, Ruby is so happy
|Eye to eye|
Monday, February 7, 2011
|Sadly, this was not photoshopped. Idaho Falls, ID.|
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
|Silvey's tandem tubes, simple and crazy effective.|
The pattern in the box above is a bunch of Silvey's tandem tubes, a fly I have caught a ton of fish on that is simple, easy to tie, light to cast and super fishy. The right two patterns have tung cones for slot fishing, the others have normal cones for more gentle gliding runs. Simple is good.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A couple weeks ago I threw up this post about one of my favorite trout streamers, Sculpin Steve. Last week I signed in to the faceyspacey and my buddy Wayne had tagged me in a couple of pictures of Steve renditions he had tied up. Wayne lives over in the 509 and ties some of the cleanest, fishiest flies around. Thanks for the great variations Wayne!
|Love that red lateral line|
|I don't know what wouldn't eat this?|