Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Two Shots

I was able to spend a day with my good friend Larry at the beginning of the month and here are two sweet shots that he sent me afterwards.

This first shot is of a Beav Brown that swallowed up a hopper like it was his last meal.  Right off of the bow of the boat.  After we set it free we gave a high five and rowed to the finish line.  A great end to the day.

After our day of fishing Larry took off on a road trip and sent me this shot when he got home.  Said the lake was full of cutties.  Such a peaceful and beautiful photo.  Thanks for the great shots Larry!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Non-traditional fishing dog: Roxy and Ool

Roxy and Ool living the dream
Perusing the facespace this afternoon while I work on some tps reports, I noticed the great picture posted above of two great dogs doing what they do best.  As an owner of a very small and large dog, I had to find out some more info.  The two dogs pictured are Roxy, a Dachshund/Yorky (Dorky) and Ool, a siberian Husky, owned by Monte Ward of Portland.  Quite the pair, and sure to get some admiration on the local rivers.  Thanks for letting me share your non-traditional fishing dogs Monte!

If you have a favorite fishing dog that's a little out of the norm (not a lab or retriever) send me a pic and a story to joe@evoanglers.com.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2 years later

Andrew, on his first day ever in a drift boat
Every summer I look forward to all of the cool people that I get to fish with, and few more than Andrew and his grandfather Joe.  I got the opportunity to take Andrew on his first ever drift boat trip 2 years ago down the Big Hole, and as you can tell he figured it out (crushing would be the correct term).

Summer 2013, old enough to not wear a life jacket!
Now two years later, nothing that swims is safe around Andrew.  We got to spend a couple of days together this year and his biggest problem is overcasting.  It's so much fun to watch anglers improve year-to-year, and it's even more impressive when it's a kid.  I can remember getting into fly fishing at the same age, and just how much fun it was to learn everything about it.  If you can't get excited fishing with a kid, you should probably take up another sport.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The photography of Brian Kuchynka

The master at work
A couple of years ago I met Brian and his wife Mary in Twin Bridges.  At the time I had just had knee surgery so I wasn't able to fish with them, but we kept in touch through Brian's awesome blog, Floatfisher.  Early July we finally got the opportunity to fish together, and had two great days around Twin in the middle of their two week SWMT adventure.
New decor in the living room
After our first day of fishing the Big Hole Brian handed me a large cardboard box that contained the beautiful piece of are pictured above.  I was beyond thrilled, and honored to have been given such a cool piece of art.  Brian displays his pieces around the Denver area, so keep your eyes on his blog for a chance to get some of his incredible work.
Brian's work on display