Wednesday, December 7, 2011


With 2011 ending I feel I should put together my favorite photos from the year and do a write up on them. This has been a record setting year for me in many catagories...I broke my record for largerst brown, largest rainbow, most trout caught in a year for me, caught my first of many cutthroat. personal best trout on a 3 wt. I feel competent in streamer fishing now compared to before, only broke 2 rods, made some Great fishing buddies that I hope to get many more trips in with over the years and so much more. Enjoy the photos.
 My buddy Adam with a nice Beaver creek bow near Spencer Idaho
 First Golden rainbow for 2011, number 8 in my life Quittapahila Creek, PA
 This was my first trout caught in Idaho, I feel spoiled, 27 inches Henrys Fork

 Birch Creek IDAHO
 Its hard to see but this is me hooking up with the trout that would make my first 100 fish day.

 Robinson Creek,  IDAHO

 My new personal best brown 26 inches, 7 pounds
 couldnt leave out my love for bass fishing....cant beat the fight of a smallmouth
 Sadly the only Little J trout I caught all year. I only made 2 trips this year and was more or less teaching my best friend how to fly fish so i didnt get much fishing in. Man I love this Gem of a fishery, one more week and i will be pounding it daily.
 Taking a break from the hopper bite on the Teton River....THIS IS MY FAVORITE PHOTO FOR 2011
My first ever Cutty. It is a shame about the Teton river Parasite it sure uglies them to the point on no return.
 This one had the most vivd cuts, again the stupid Parasyte ruins it.
 Adam on the Teton close to the mouth
 My buddy Tyler at Beaver creek
 Spunky little bow from Beaver

 My favorite Stretch on the little J
 Ethans first cast for bass for 2011
 My first heave of the old tried and true albino zoom super fluke for 2011
 classic tyler with a stogie for his 2011 opening cast
 My buddy Matt risking a tank on the little J when it was high
 Fort Indiantown run 2011 second day of trout season; matt with the first trout of the day
 matt posing with the big brown he helped me net along with 2 others.
 the photo is hard to see the trout but you can see how big he really is....i wont name the stream but its in central pa, not stocked with browns, I think this behemoth ran up from the juniata river in the fall and got stuck with low flows...the stream is polluted with wild browns but is non existant of fisherman after the month of May....caught many browns over 16 there this summer. Close friends of mine and fishing buddies that have been sworn to secrecy know about it. Who knows some of the readers on here that have contacted me about fishing might get a personal showing here soon.It definitely isn't a wild brown but i guarantee its been in the stream a long time.
 My favorite wild trout trickle.....i have been blessed to grow up in the country and know alot of landowners...this stream runs for about 12 miles or so and 90 percent of it is private....luckily i can fish almost all of it. good mix of wild brooks and browns
 A stockie brook. This one makes the memory book because i was with my dad and brother and they told me i was fishing a stupid spot it was too shallow to hold a fish....they must not have seen the undercut,but they did see the patriot go under as it moved down the riffle.
 bad picture but it was my little brothers first pali he was been working hard to get one for years...he was under pressure because i average 4 or 5 a year.
 went on 20 or more trips to catch this stupid trout...he was in an impossible spot or me to catch him...this spot always seems to get overlooked by fisherman...
my best friend on his first fly fishing trip. we went to my home water, the Little J. he had a beauty brown probably would go 17 almost to hand but lack of fish fighting skills let the fish go. slack line gets you every time.

1 comment:

  1. Some fine looking fish you got there.
    Well done!