Nature at her Best

I’ve posted several landscapes from my recent fly fishing and photo trip to Montana but none of the fish.  So just to prove to all of you that follow my blog, I do fish and occasionally catch them.  This beauty was caught on a fly, played gently, and carefully released as are all the fish I catch.

Smith River
Smith River

Montana October Storm

By 11:00 AM on the day it snowed the mountains in the background were completely covered and these low hanging black clouds were nearly at ground level.  The Brown Trout fishing was pretty good.  They like cold weather..

Bar Z Ranch Montana
Bar Z Ranch Montana

Buckingham Lake

I had the pleasure of fly fishing this small colorful lake last week in Montana.  We caught and released several very nice brook trout.

Montana
Montana

Smith River

I’m back home after spending a week at the Bar Z Ranch in Montana.  The weather was cold and colder.  I’ll post a series of photos starting with this simple view of the Smith River.

Montana
Montana

Sunrise Fisherman

I’m visiting my son and his family who live on Bainbridge Island, WA.  This morning we both got to do something fun.  He wanted to fly-fish in Puget Sound for salmon and I wanted to capture the sunrise.  We’re both happy.

Fae Bainbridge Park
Fay Bainbridge Park

Buckingham Tree

Bukingham Tree

I’m a sucker for old cabins, barns and gnarly trees.  Hard to pass them up.  The trees seem to always look better shot in B&W.  This is at Buckingham Lake near White Sulfur Springs, Montana.  I spent a week in this area fly fishing and taking photos. It was a fun trip and I’ll put others up on the site over the next few days.

Smith River Aspens

I’m here on a fly fishing trip at the Bar Z Ranch.  These aspens are on the Smith River near White Sulphur Springs Montana.  Taken yesterday on a warm Indian Summer day.  This morning it’s snowing.