Photography by Gerry Frederick

Fly Fishing

It’s hard to hold back too long without posting a set of fly fishing photos. It would be a stretch to say I have thousands of them but I probably have several hundred. I was a fly fishing guide for many years here in British Columbia. Mostly the South East corner, (where all the fish are). Not many people would disagree with the thought that the S.E. corner of this province is the real fly fishing Mecca of North America. Some in Montana fight me on this one but my only response is to say, “Come try it out for your self”. I packed a camera along on every trip. For myself and for my fishing customers.

It would take me hours to go through them all to find the ones I like the best. Here are a few that I have always liked. Photos where I did get the results I was going for. Grip and grin photos are what you get most of the time with fishing snap shots. I always tried to get a photograph and not just a snap shot. Because I live in the heart of the Rocky Mountains it’s kinda easy to get a great back ground scene and wonderful water colours. I don’t think I could ever pick out a favorite photo. I do know that I have a few hundred that I enjoy looking at over and over again. Lots of great memories are attached to them. I have decided to post a few fly fishing photos in this blog because even for non-fishers I think we all can imagine being there at that moment. All the fish I ever photographed were released live shortly after the grip and grin.


13 responses

  1. avian101

    I’m sorry Gerry but I don’t see any pictures posted. Unless you just wanted to tease us! 🙂

    April 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

  2. avian101

    Forget it Gerry! They are coming in now! Sorry!

    April 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

  3. avian101

    Great shots! Good fishing! Happy fishermen! 🙂

    April 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

  4. I know it’s a trite thing to say, but, ahhh… so much water, so little time. We’ve driven through B.C. three times now on our way further north or further south… stopped to fish a little. Too little. Lots of real pretty water. Nice post!

    April 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

  5. WOW you were a guide!!! Way cool. I haven’t gone fly fishing in years…well fishing of any sort. Probably about six years since being on the water. I must say I do miss it. And I think you are in paradise!!! Great photos and I can see why it would be difficult to choose!

    April 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

  6. yukon64

    Gorgeous photos. Keep posting!

    April 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

  7. Beautiful photos; great scener; do you fish and photograph at the same time?

    April 9, 2012 at 9:33 am

    • Yes I do pack a DSLR along all day. I have a good after market strap that is pretty comfortable. I don’t take along an expensive camera usually a XT or an older 20D. I dunked a 20D a couple of years ago, sad loss.

      April 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

      • It always is when a handy camera bits the dust (or takes a dip)

        April 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

  8. Ray

    I enjoyed viewing your pictures. I really liked your fish pictures but I also enjoyed the winter pictures also. Very nice work!

    April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  9. Reblogged this on Michael Moore Post.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

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