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Entries from July 2009

Fly Fishing and Nature Photography

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Forest Rat writes of learning to appreciate and understand nature to become a better nature photographer. He made this realization by reading a book about fly fishing, of all things.  Read the water, understand entomology, and presenting your fly like a living insect are keys to success in fly fishing.

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Tags: Fly Fishing · photography

Shoshone River

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Shoshone River From Dam, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.

This is the Shoshone river, taken from the Buffalo Bill Cody dam, just west of Cody, Wy. We visited the visitor center near mid-day in bright sun.
This is a 3-exposure HDR composite image. The right side of the canyon was shadowed, while the left side in full [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR) for Fly Fishing

July 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

High Dynamic Range Photography is a technique that allows greater flexibility and range in taking photos of scenes we encounter while fishing.

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Tags: photography

2 Guys, 7 Days, 45 Miles, 500 Trout

July 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Fish with JD has a cool video chronicling a drop off float trip in Alaska. His site also has a very useful destintation guide for the Trinity River in northern California.

Wild Alaskan Rafting & Fly Fishing Trip from Fish with JD on Vimeo.

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I hope they are healthy

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Chile uses 350 times the antibiotics on their farmed salmon as does Norway.  I don’t think this means that Chilean salmon is 350 times healthier than Norway salmon.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be asking about the origin of those salmon filets next time I fire up the smoker. (yes, I’ll have to buy [...]

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Tags: Conservation · Salmon

Yellowstone River

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments

YellowstoneRiverHeadWaters, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
The Yellowstone River as it starts out of Yellowstone lake.

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Tags: Fly Fishing · photography

Death of a fishing car

July 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We bought it 14 years ago because it was large enough to take 2 dogs to Idaho. About half-way through, the 2 dogs were replaced by 2 kids. It made the San Francisco to Island Park haul at least 10 times.
We wanted 4-wheel drive to reach a few favorite fishing spots. Forest Green in Explorers [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing

Yellow Sally Fly Patterns

July 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

4 Yellow Sally Dry Fly Patterns, also know as Little Yellow Stone Fly

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Tags: Fly Fishing · Fly Tying

Summer Repeat Season: Lego My Fly

July 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Some videos are worth watching a second time.

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Tags: Fly Tying

Froggy Story

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Froggy, originally uploaded by WhiskeyCreek.
After dinner, she asked for some Daddy-Daughter time, which is code for “lets sneak out and go fishing”. We walked down to our favorite hole and rigged up.
After a while, my daughter spotted a frog on the bank, and wondered outloud if a frog would be fooled by an artificial [...]

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Tags: Fly Fishing · Kids Fishing