When Knowledge And Execution Commingle

Beyond The Reach Of Suffering And Regret

Trout Talk Podcast

Here’s the link to the latest podcast from Trout Talk, where I discuss fishing for fall-run fish with Peter Scorzetti: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-seven-swinging-for-fall-run-trout/id1512488190

Transcending The Ephemerality Of Experience

Don’t Live Someone Else’s Dream

Good Judgment Outmaneuvers Impatience

An Emptiness Full Of Possibilities

Hitting the Brakes

Watching how a trout puts on the brakes is always interesting to me, especially since it’s not something that’s easy to observe in the moment. (In many waters we never get the chance, period.) The fish in this picture has just come to an abrupt stop in order to inspect and inhale a nymph. As you’d expect, his pectoral and ventral fins flare symmetrically to their respective sides. But the relation between the remaining fins is what I find most striking. Despite none of them having a natural pair, they still function together. Here, you can see the fish flares its caudal and dorsal fins hard to the left. Anal and adipose flare to the right, working together with—but in opposition to—the caudal and dorsal fins. This balanced fin action allows the fish to come to a quick, complete stop while maintaining its direction and attitude in the water. Pretty cool to see, I think.

Light Is Infinite, Yet Ephemeral

A Herald Of Approaching Change