Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cutthroat and Me

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I've always enjoyed searching for Cutthroat Trout. Even when I was a small water rat these guys were my favorite. I suppose its the eagerness of the fish to take your fly at that age where the entertainment factor is a top priority. As I grew older I feel in love with the colors, the shape and the curious face they possessed... much different that the other trout. Then it happened, one day I realized the places they live are sensitive, precious and remote. It finally dawned on me, over the years my search brought me deeper and deeper into the backcountry. Then one day we found it. Here hidden amongst the bustling ATV trails sits that tiny slice of heaven I've always been searching for. On the beaten path BUT tucked out of the lime light sits a sanctuary.

Each Year I try to visit these old friends. It's also a place where the one we call "Yoda" loves so dearly. Each year we return to our master baring photographs of his old friends so he might gaze upon them as he once did. You see Yoda isn't as agile as he used to be and his memory, although still sharp as a tack, still faded in some small way.

This image is how I view these Colorado Cutthroat Trout. I know I might have post processed them a bit more than I should have [rookie here] I so think of them as powerful, mysterious, calm and curious.

10 comments:

CoreyK said...

Cool shot .. Cool fish .. and wonderful sentiment.

BLUEANGLER said...

I see the spirit you are talking about from the eye of this cuttie!: )

Nicely done!

Hone said...

Lovin your work this summer man. Keep it up and hope to see you out on the water.

K2 said...

Not sure exactly what "post Processing" means...... ABSOLUTELY SICK DUDE!!!!!

This fish looks soooo mean it was in a nightmare I had last night!

I foresee a published photo/article….

MILO said...

I must say, i am jealous....

Mike said...

That dude looks like "Sloth" from the Goonies; I love that shot!

wyoflyfish said...

I keep coming back and looking at this cutthroat picture. Such a beautiful fish, and a beautiful shot to capture it BG. Great stuff.

oldsmugglerflyfishing said...

Cool Blog!

Regards from Argentina.

MILO said...

CONGRATS ON THE MOLDY CHUM SPOT "FINS" YOUR PICS ARE EVERYWHERE. GOOD ON YA. LOL CHEERS

BG said...

Thanks all! Your all too kind.


Mike - "Sloth" from Goonies eh?! I like it.

MILO - thanks man.. seems the 12 other people on the MC site hated it haha Oh, well... the hate mail never seems to end, it keeps going and going and going ; ) Who knows, maybe they just love following me around the web ; )