Photography has been my passion probably nearly as
long as fly fishing. The coming of the computer
and digital cameras has made it all so easy. For the last several
years, I have added several photo journals
to this site depicting the various places I go in pursuit of wild
trout. I think you will find the journals a
refreshing journey into the world of fly fishing and photography.
Brief descriptions and links are listed below.
Mossy Creek here in Virginia has been my home waters
for a long time. The following journals are all of my favorite
haunts on the Wenger and Patterson
properties where several of us have exclusive rights to the waters.
We stock annually and enjoy solitude in the midst of suburbia.
Stump and Kathy Wenger have become great personal friends of ours.
Spring: is the first journal I did several years ago. It shows
the ever changing complexions of Mossy Creek in the Spring time.
at Mossy: is another look at Mossy Creek in the Fall after
we returned home from our Montana summer home.
A Big Fish Story: is a photo journal of an extraordinary experience I had with a huge bull trout recently.
The following are additions to this page for 2005:
Bumblechook Creek Westslopes: is a photo essay describing a tiny Westslope stream I recently fished that has pure Westslope Cutthroats. Included are several nice pictures of the place and the fish.
Elmer's Flies Revisited: is a photo sketch describing the new cricket fly my friend Elmer sent to me recently to use for late summer terrestrial fishing. Included are pictures of the fly, the fish it caught, and the place it all comes together.
Small Stream Wonders: is a photo essay evangelizing probably the final remaining truly pure trout waters. Included are several nice pictures of Tumble Creek and the fish that call it home.
Warm: is a biographical sketch considering the changes we experience as we pass along through the wonders of our fishing lives.
The following are additions to this page for 2006:
Dark Meadow Run: is a chronicle of a fine Spring afternoon fishing a wonderful stream through a private ranch.
The following are additions to this page for 2007:
The Blair Spaulding Journals: is an ongoing chronicle of the pursuit of fly fishing by a customer and friend. In this entry, Blair has shared his photographic skills and his love of family and fly fishing with all of us.
The following are additions to this page for 2009:
Revisiting the Mountain Waters of My Memories: Part One is a picture chronicle in several parts dedicated to the haunts of my youth in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Its progress will be ongoing this spring of 2009 and will hopefully run into my Montana summer before it is brought to a close.