Orange With August

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Time and Again, Part VI

Below are two photos of the Yellowstone River above Buffalo Ford.  The first was taken in September of 1976, the second on August 3, 2017.  I shot the second photo based on my memory of the first, so while the angle to the island isn’t exactly the same, it’s still close enough for comparison.

—John

Under An Atomic Sky

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The Spirit of Flyfishing: A Photographic Journey

Beginning August 9th, I’ll be participating in a group photography exhibit at the West Yellowstone Public Library, alongside fellow local photographers Ken Takata and Chris Daniel.  If you’re in the area between August 9 and October 31, I’d be delighted if you stopped by and checked out our work.  (I’m anxious myself to see what Ken and Chris have cooked up.)  The show opens at 6:00 p.m. on August 9th.  If the photographs aren’t enough to lure you in, come for the appetizers and drinks!

—John

The Humpback Gene

There’s an interesting and persistent genetic flaw among a small percentage of Madison River brown trout, expressed as a “humpback” body shape.  The fish pictured here is typical of this form—a pronounced humpback from the rear of the head to the rear of the dorsal fin.  They act just like a normal trout, except when hooked.  While giving a good account of themselves, their fight feels different through the rod, with lots of rapid vibrations translated to the hand.  My very unscientific observation is that about 2% of the brown trout population is affected by this phenomena.  If you fish long enough, you’re likely to catch one yourself.

—John

Hijacking The Old Code

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Fish Explain Things

Never Try, Never Know

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We Went Out To The Meadow

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Happiness Comes Before Success

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