Fly Fishing - Big Horn River

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a shot from a few weeks ago. For his stag party, my wife's cousin went camping/fishing for a week to a place called Crescent Falls. It was a great time. On this day we hiked up the river a few kilometers and found this great spot to fish. He eventually caught a keeper and we cooked it up for supper. I printed this one at 8x10 and I'm giving it to him as a wedding gift. What do you think?

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    What a gorgeous place :D I love the different aspects to the shot too like th river bed, the river itself, the trees in the distance etc.

    The colours are also lovely.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Those trees in the background are amazing!
    I like how we can see the line flying ... though I think it is a pity he is looking towards the short end of the frame...
     
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    That's a nice shot and one I'm sure will be very special to him. Those trees in the background are beautiful, and I love the colour of the water, the opening in the rocks, and the view of the riverbed in the foreground.
     
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    I am sure he will love this pic!
     
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    cool shot big mike! I'm going to very similar place in 2 days... i can't wait. My bro-in-law had the nerve to call me from camp and tell me he caught a 20" German brown trout. that's double the size of the fish we usually catch out of that stream...
     
  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I'm surprised to read so many comments on the trees, I think those are Black Spruce...the ugliest tree in the boreal forest.

    Lafoto, Yes, I also wish he was facing more into the frame...it would have added some interest...but I wanted to get the rocky river bed in as the foreground as much as I could. This is the full shot, the 8x10 cropped version is not quite as nice (IMO). If I cropped to keep the right side, he was right in the middle and it looked silly...so I had to crop it with him even closer to the right side.

    Wow, a 20" trout...that is big. The biggest one we caught was a 13 1/2" cut-throat. I've got a shot of it, I'll post it if/when I get a chance.
     
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    yeah, that's about the biggest i've ever caught, a rainbow i think. This was a german brown, it's the 2nd of this size my family has taken out of this river/stream....
     

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