Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's all in the wrist action.....!!

A few weeks ago when we were crossing over the Narrows bridge I spotted this chap doing a bit of  'fly fishing' off a sandy bank beside the Swan River.. I've seen many fishermen casting off along the beaches and jetty's, but not until watching how he carefully selected and attached the 'fly', the light flicking back and forth wrist action did I appreciate the difference in style. Apparently in early summer, flathead and flounder spread themselves over the shallow sand flats and channels and schools of tailor swim downstream, there's also the chance of small mulloway and black bream for the skilled fly fisherman!  I'm pretty happy with this shot, but oh how I wish I'd got the TIP of the rod in haha!! Still it is watery and it is Wednesday, so it's all good.....!!

41 comments:

  1. j'adore ca, pecher tranquillement au milieu de la riviere, cela rappelle l'enfance

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  2. Wonderful Watery Wednesday view! Were you up in a tree with a BIG zoom lens for that photo?!

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  3. how wonderful it must be to stand there, fime floating by. thank you much for this escape.

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  4. It's an excellent shot. You don't need any tips; you know what you're doing! :-)

    I like the way you got the fisherman in the light. Fly fishing takes some practice. I was never very good at it.

    Tell you a story, though, about our eldest daughter who, when a child, thoroughly enjoyed just about everything, esp. fishing. On one of her first fishing excursions, she was standing at the end of a pier with a little rod and reel...she got a bite and began to reel it in. When she saw a fish on the end of her line, she screamed, and threw rod and reel into the water. I had to go swimming to "fish" it out!

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  5. You should be proud of this shot, it's fabulous. The light on the water is just amazing.

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  6. You need to be patient to do this. I would probably give up after five minutes. But I do find it interesting to talk to these guys.

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  7. This is indeed a superb capture, Grace! And perfect for the Watery Day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  8. That is very good.. you should see if a fly fishing magazine would publish it!

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  9. Excellent shot! I always think that fly fishing looks so romantic in a sentimental sort of way if you know what I mean.

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  10. Love this shot Grace. I don't think I have the patience to fish.

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  11. What a lovely catch (the picture)
    I believe there are books and books written on "how to fish"

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  12. Wow!
    Great pic :)
    Just in the right moment!!!
    Abrazos!

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  13. Amazing shot. Can't wait to take my first ever photography class over the next few months. Clearly, i have a lot to learn ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  14. It is indeed a terrific shot, full of energy and brilliant color. I don't know a thing about fishing. There were plenty of waterways in the area where I grew up but you wouldn't want to eat anything you caught in New York City's rivers and bays.

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  15. Oh I love the water!



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  16. Well this has to be my favorite of your shots now! That is just amazing. The water looks more like a watercolor! Bravo.

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  17. I have not tried fly fishing as it requires more time and skill than I have to spare. But it loos so graceful that I envy the practitioners. I understand that it takes an almost zen like concentration.

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  18. Great capture, Grace! Love all those quicksilvery reflections in that water.

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  19. Lovely image. I am pleased you admired his skill, because I am worried about his possessions. Obviously, he has something of worth in his backpack to have it on in the water rather than leave it at the edge. I do hope he did not slip o the muddy bottoms.

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  20. ooh that is too wet for me! Love the swirling water but wouldn't wish to get too close.

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  21. Great water wavelets effects here. Beautiful.

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  22. It reminds me of the movie "a river runs through it", with Brad Pitt.. very nice shot!

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  23. Wow Grace. Great photograph. Great subject for a painting. Congrats.

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  24. Schönes Bild gut getroffen.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  25. This is a very nice image. I have never ried fly fishing, but I know people who are very devoted to it.

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  26. It happens: I (unwillingly) cut almost everithing... A great picture!

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  27. Fabulous shot Grace. I haven't seen fly rushing there before. Well spotted.

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  28. good shot here pdp, i hope he caught something rewarding. ^0^

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  29. It seems an impressionist painting! Arianna

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  30. I find the ripples on the water quite hypnotic, hope he had success!

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  31. Fabulous catch .. I wonder how it is someone with an aversion to water gets such amazing water related photos!

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  32. Very nice picture.. even though we are missing the tip of the rod :)
    Wishing you and yours the best for 2012!
    Warm Greetings
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  33. Une petite merveille cette photo. Je découvre votre blog depuis le site de Wong et je suis ravie de découvrir votre travail photographique.
    Je reviendrai.
    A bientôt

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  34. I love the overhead perspective of this shot :-)

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  35. Fantastic! Love this shot, Grace.

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  36. Ooh I like this photo. Great POV and composition, Grace. Hope you're well:-)

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