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A look back: 2008 Fly Fishing in pictures.

March 9, 2009

* Bonjour! I give you a selection of photos from a few of my favorite moments during the 2008 fly fishing season. Overall it was incredibly productive and fun, and while I didn’t have a camera on many of my outings, rest assure this season will be much different. Until then, enjoy the pictures and as always, Happy castings.

-Ben

In the early spring me and my father set out on the Fish River in front of our house for some morning fishing action. While no giants were found on this outing, we did manage to catch a few nice little brookies. What a great way to kick off the 2008 season!

Early season trout fishing on the Fish River with dad.

Early season trout fishing on the Fish River with dad.

Catch and Release is fun! Dad excited about catching this brook trout after it grows!

Catch and Release is fun! Dad excited about catching this brook trout after it grows!

An after work trip to 3rd lake with Jon was a nice break from hectic summer days. Here one small salmon finds itself on the end of my white Hornburg. Only a few weeks later me and Jon found ourselves on the water again. This time it was a nice hole in the Soldier Pond area that produced a hard fighting, fully fed brook trout.

Fish on! White Hornburg+trolling floating line=Hungry summer salmon. Simply Math.

Fish on! White Hornburg+trolling floating line=Hungry summer salmon. Simply Math.

A night on Soldier Pond with Jon produces the brook trout of the season.

A night on Soldier Pond with Jon produces the brook trout of the season.

A trip to my favorite remote pond during the early fall was a welcome treat and turned into a wonderful adventure. While the fish were stubborn during most of the trip, I finally put on the right dry fly to catch the interest of a colorful brook trout. While not the largest fish of the season by any means, the work I put in to catch this fish easily makes this the most satisfying of 2008.

Fish on! My hard work finally pays off!

Fish on! My hard work finally pays off!

Catch and Release, after a family photo of course!

Catch and Release, after a family photo of course!

Finally, A trip back home from college during late fall to do some fishing before the season came to an end. The wind made it difficult to cast dry flies off the bridge, so dragging a streamer through a few holes on the opposite side of the bridge is what brought this salmon out of the water (almost 6 times before he tired). See the FISHING TRIP LOG for the story on this fish, my last of the 2008 season.

Fresh Salmon for the cedar planks. Final fish of the season, Fall 2008

Fresh Salmon for the cedar planks. Final fish of the season, Fall 2008

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