Tuesday, September 10, 2013

And Now for Something Completely Different – Fly Fishing!

Regular visitors to my blog are accustomed to seeing photos of landscapes, birds, and weather. This time I’m featuring something different: fly fishing! Last weekend, we got away from fishing the usual places in northeast Ohio and traveled to the private waters of Smith Creek at Susie Q Farm in Virginia. The fishing was guided by Brian Trow of Mossy Creek Fly Fishing, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I swear that Brian has x-ray vision as he is able to see fish that are invisible to most. As a fly fishing teacher, he has amazing patience along with a high energy level, which makes the fishing experience enjoyable even for someone like me who is just an observer. The waters of Smith Creek were very productive that day and my husband caught several fish. Sadly, I wasn’t around to photograph all of them as I was sometimes distracted by the lovely surroundings - or giant spiders (photo below). Here are a few photos (click on any photo to access the gallery).

John Zimmer & Brian Trow

Black & Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

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