Monday, March 2, 2015

The Bridge

Bridges serve many purposes, from their intended purpose of crossing body of water or great span two geographical features, as well as serving as a landmark.  If you are into fishing, they are especially great to fish near as well, which is what I did for the first time by this bridge.

You may recognize bridge and may have even fished there, but I enjoyed fishing there with one of my Army buddies..


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fall For Tenkara

Fall is a great time for fishing and my most recent outing on a small creek in Utah county, reminded me of that.  

One of the things I like about fall, when it comes to photography anyway, is the quality of light that occurs at this time of the year; it's so warm, soft and direct it's hard to make bad photographs when you have such great light.

I hope you like these two photographs, if you do, please comment or share  this post online somewhere.  I'd love to hear what you think about these to fall fishing photographs or how you came across my blogsite.  

My hope is that if enough people share this post that it will repair the internet, since some photographs by another photographer that were recently published "Broke The Internet".



Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Tower

I was fishing recently on a stretch of  river that I had been to before, but hadn't been quite so far up as I had been on this particular occasion. 
As I kept fishing further up stream I saw this tower and kept hoping my buddy would  move into the right spot so I could photograph him fishing with the tower in the background. 
Thankfully he did.


By this time I had put my rod down and watched him for a bit and then he moved and I came away with this photograph. 

While this "tower" wasn't all that big, it was quite the visual magnate being so close to the river and all..


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Recently seen in

Some years ago, I would occasionally eat at this Chinese restaurant near where I worked at the time, and is generally the custom at Chinese restaurants, there was a fortune cookie included with it. 
The fortune cookie I got from that meal, said, "Talents that are not shared, are not talents."

I know that's nothing too unusual, but the next time I ate there, a few weeks or so later,  I got the same fortune, so that mantra has kind of stuck with me ever since.

With that, I thought I share two recent places that have spotlighted my photography.

The first one, is an online fly fishing magazine called Kype Magazine, while the magazine has been around for a while, this is the first issue created by its new owner and publisher Aileen Lane.  Aileen, also is the fly tier extraordinaire behind MKFlies and she is also one third of the trifecta of Fly Fishing Ventures and many other things.

Check out issue 5.2 here:

The second spotlight was on a film photography website called Develop & Fix that did a similar interview and spotlight on my photography, which you can check out HERE .

Thanks for reading and checking out these two spotlights.


Saturday, August 30, 2014


As part of my fly fishing experience, I also tie flies, and some of my favorites to tie and fish with are streamers...

One way I like to tie streamers is by using a cool product by the FlyMen Fishing Company, called Fish-Skulls

I tied up a few earlier this year, for an adventure down the Green River, so naturally I had to photograph them as well..

I am still trying to master my macro technique, because out of the twelve images I could have gotten, I only had three useable ones, with these two being the ones I thought were the better images.

Note to self:  When you are using the "blub" setting, make sure and set it back to the "normal" shutter speed or at least check that it is when you are outdoors!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A little tenkara fishing...

It's been a while, I know.  It's not that I haven't been out fishing, it's just that I haven't had a lot of opportunities for photographs, not only that, when I have been out, the fishing has been pretty good, damn good for me actually.
My last outing was awesome, I caught about eight trout, most of which were browns, but I also caught a nice cutthroat too.
We were tenkara fishing, but in the not so "traditional" sense of the word, we were doing it the outlaw way, we were "Tenkara Outlaws"....

What's a "Tenkara Outlaw" you ask?
Some will also call this style of fly fishing, American tenkara fishing and I have even heard it called "Punk Rock" tenkara fishing too.
In it's simplest terms it's a blending of western style fly fishing and tenkara fly fishing where you make it your own, whatever that means. 
In "outlaw tenkara" fishing, you use the same long reel-less tenkara fly rod and a fixed amount of line, but after that things differ in many ways.
As was the case in this particular outing we were using a fixed length of line, a level line,  western style flies, two actually and a strike indicator.
I have even heard of others using western style weight forward floating lines and even sinking lines on their tenkara rods.

So if you think that you have to be a traditionalist when it comes to tenkara fishing, I urge you to think outside of the traditional box and be a tenkara outlaw.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

My Flickr Stream

Unless you follow me on Flickr, you probably aren't seeing everything I put up online.  Even though I use a Holga, use primarily black and white film and shoot mostly fly fishing subjects, I do occasionally use color film and shoot something other than fly fishing.
So with that, I thought I'd put up some of my favorite color photographs that I have done fairly recently.
This first one, goes back to July.  Back in 2006 or so I started photographing those "inflatable characters" that  you typically see at used car lots and what not, it was a short lived project, that stopped mostly I stopped seeing them in my area. But on such occasions as the Fourth of July for instance you will see them at firework stands.  I'd really like to shoot more of these, but I just don't see them around like I used to anymore. I think they are hilarious, and I think photographing them with a toy camera add to that hilarity.  Don't you?  To see more of these photographs, check out the "Inflatable Characters" set on Flickr.

Another theme of sorts that you will see in my Flickr stream and may have seen a little through here revolves around, Veterans, military and patriotism, which I come by naturally being a Veteran.
These two photographs come from a local Veterans Day parade from this past Veterans Day.

I know the United States and all that it does and what not, isn't the perfect country, but it is where I live, so I will always stand beside her, so you will see The Flag in a lot of photographs on Flickr too.

If you like what you see here, fishing or not, take a look at the rest of my Flickr stream and look me up, I go by Red Holga Man..