I have written time and time again that big fish are different… and special. They capture the heart; and tease the mind of the fishermen for years to come. They will even enter your dreams; as you think about how you can always catch one just a little bit bigger…
I was lucky enough to have someone talking pictures for me last Wednesday when I hooked into a nice catfish. She caught pictures of my fight with one of the biggest fish I have ever caught on a fly; from hook set to release. This whole process took about 15 minutes. Amazing.
I have been struggling to think of words to go along with the pictures. And I have decided there are no words that can do the pictures justice.
Follow along through the pictures… and keep an eye on my face. Only in the pictures can you see the magic that fly fishing provides…
And this same magic drives me back to the water time and time again; through the lost flies, fishless trips, bugs, sunburns, and mud. This magic is what kindles in my heart over cold winter months as I work away the long nights at the fly tying bench.
Days like below are precious. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
And now… FISH ON!