Friday, June 26, 2009
Tomorrow June 27, 2009 I will be hiking in to a small stream. I think the run-off is down just enough to make this little gem perfect for an afternoon of fly fishing. Native cutts with a few wild rainbows will, hopefully, be willing participants in this foray. I haven't had a good trout dinner for sometime--since my solo three day trip last fall so I will be harvesting four trout for a late evening dinner. On this water, I always let the Bonneville cutts go and keep the rainbows which are a remnant population from planting of about fifteen to twenty years ago. I haven't seen any cross-breeding between the natives and the rainbows but it most likely occurred. I'll look closely this trip. Still, I like to remove the rainbows when given the chance to help insure that the cutts remain as pure as possible. I'll try to get some pictures and share them in the future. Well, off to tie some nice fresh flies for tomorrows stream meanderings.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I've been working on some trout art. All are created with colored pencil. The cutthroat and brook trout are drawn on matt board. The rainbow is a cut out silhouette made of composite wood.
I'll be working on some pastel paintings in the future. I'm finding that late at night during my wind-down time, creating these pieces satisfies an urge to make something, and allows me to admire the beauty and color I find in trout.