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The Art of Being Skunked

AL1Running a bit low, even for late January, the Alsea River sweeps through a familiar steelhead stretch on a winters morning.

AL2Flamboyant and flirty, a Moe Leech awaits its first swing through modest current. A popular winter steelhead pattern, its impulsive energy triggers even the most restrained of steelhead.

 AL3A teals view atop a frosty bed of straw.

 AL4An angler tries his worth along an open stretch, praying his amateur skills pay off. Alsea River.

 AL5After getting itself hooked, and after tearing through current, and finally after being landed; this is a steelheads last vista before being clubbed.

 AL6Expression of a skunked angler. His $4000.00 rod and reel combo proved ineffective against a wondering school of steelhead. Perhaps he should take up bass fishing.

Posted by idigphotography on January 19, 2014
3 Comments Post a comment
  1. 01/20/2014
    Tom

    Rookie’s

  2. 01/20/2014

    Very much!

  3. 01/24/2014
    Amanda

    I’m very jealous, even if you guys caught nothing but a chill, there is nothing in the world like a good hearty try!!! Swinging flies and sporting smiles is the best ever!!!!

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