This one pretty clearly keys to Kogotus, but it also looks fairly different from specimens I caught in the same creek about a month later in the year. With only one species of the genus known in Washington, I'm not sure about the answer to this ID.
Wbranch on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 5:54 am EDT
Probably the best big fish fly fishing video i've ever seen! Just awesome water quality and breathtaking scenery. I seldo am envious of other's fishing but this makes me drool and want to get on to the next plane to wherever this was filmed.
Orn, if I were you I'd never tell a soul where you are fishing and I'd keep it to myself and my cloest friends. Can we be close friends LOL!
Wbranch on Mar 11, 2012March 11th, 2012, 11:53 am EDT
"But if you'd travel across the globe and show up at my front door it would be hard to say no ;)"
Well, I know your name now so maybe if I Google it, or do a search, I can find out where you live. Then jump on a plane to Iceland, wonder if "Mapquest" works in Iceland? Hmm, rent a car, okay I'll be there in June.
Orn, is all your fishing streamers or do you also do some nymphing in those runs? What about dry flies - do you ever see fish rise to the surface? The area with the sheer rock walls and gorge looks like an atlantic salmon river, the Laxa I think it is called.
Wbranch on Mar 12, 2012March 12th, 2012, 3:23 pm EDT
I looked at many of your photos and there is one with a very large brown trout where you wrote;
"Big brown trout
Not the longest brown trout I have caught in my river but maybe the heaviest! Extremely powerful and fun to catch! The picture is taken by myself with timer"
I'm curious to how you take so many well formatted, and centered, pictures with the self timer? Do you set the camera up on a small tripod and set the exposure to "auto" then get in front of the camera and trigger a remote shutter release?
I have over 600 pictures on my Photobucket account, if you send me a private message I'll send you the link to that account - almost all trout, steelhead, and bass pictures. Also many fly photos and some scenery.
Softhackle on Mar 14, 2012March 14th, 2012, 4:58 pm EDT
I've been studying art since I was a boy in middle school. You are an artist and I can tell you are immersed in the experiences you have. Your feelings come through very well in what you do. You are a lucky young man to be in such a rich land and even more lucky because you can see you appreciate all you have. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed it tremendously.
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt
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