Beer on the Fly, Liberty Lake, Washington

I learned long ago that it’s good karma to open up a beer & set it on the dock as you start casting…
Don’t let anyone tell you different, the fish can smell that malty amber & rise every time!

Captured in 2011 on the Canon PowerShot G12, post processing: Adobe Photoshop 
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Tarpon Fishing off of Key West, Florida

It was a successful business trip, driving down the Overseas Highway 110 miles to meet the buyer for margaritaville.com
Working in the Outdoor Industry, I’ve been to a lot of cool places, 
but in this office everyone had a guitar behind their desk!
“Business in Key West concluded,” I enquired about the sights.
It turned out that she was close to a long time friend of Jimmy’s who himself was a local fly fishing guide. 
She shared a few local favorites to add to my list…
Captain Tony's Saloon, Duval Street, Mallory Square, the Southernmost Point Buoy 
& Ernest Hemingway’s casa.
Most every magical place right from the lyrics of a Jimmy Buffett song.
After a Cheeseburger in Paradise, a couple Pirates Punches & a bit of sleep…
An early morning Cuban coffee as I headed out fly fishing for tarpon…
We saw hundreds that day… they’re fast & huge- as big as a marlin! 
Giant Tarpon Eyes, the diameter of a DVD staring as they pass close by the hull of the tiny flats boat.
This region is known for Legendary Salt Water Fly Fishing… 
Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda & Pompano.
My catch of the day was a 9 foot Lemon Shark on a 12 weight fly rod, an interesting catch & release indeed!

Captured in 1999 on Kodachrome 25, Nikon F3, Nikkor 80-200mm zoom
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Checkin’ the Fly Box

The Ice has melted & the Brown Trout are running.
Pondering a different approach today…
A Stimulator or a Bead Head Woolly Bugger?
One of the best parts of fly fishing is the name of the flies…
Emergers, Streamers, Pheasant Tail, Nymphs, Hare's Ear Nymph, Prince Nymph, Royal Wulff, Parachute Adams & Elk Hair Caddis.
Today I’m going with Disco Midge anything!

Captured on the iPhone 4s, post processing: ProCamera 7, Snapseed & Pro HDR 
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