Monday, November 28, 2011

Fall Brown Trout On The Fly

I finally sat down in November and finished up a short video of some North Park action from October.  I wish I had shot more video while there.  We had some epic days this fall chasing browns on streamers.  If you click through to the vimeo site you can watch in HD as well.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Curious Spectator

I had a successful evening offering the wooly bugger to brown trout as late afternoon crept into the valley and turned to dusk.  As I made my way upstream, a flash of white and a muffled rustle from the heavy grass along the bank produced a curious ermine who followed me for a short time as I worked the water.
A tiny gem to start the evening on the first cast

The ermine peering from a well concealed tunnel

The last brown of the night was a good one

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Last Open Stillwater Trip

The outer reaches of the lake are iced - this is the end
A couple quick shots from Thanksgiving Eve. Eric and I decided to meet up and try for some trout in the afternoon and evening before the holiday consumed us on Thursday. We got a couple decent fish on the buggers.  He has been a big brown magnet this year.

A nice cutthroat to end my lake fishing in 2011

23.5 inch brown trout made Eric's evening

Sunset paints the clouds behind Jelm Mountian