Lost And Found. June 4, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Canon 24mm f/3.5L TS-E II, catch and release area, Daryl Benson, deerfield river, Elliot, fishing, fly fishing, reverse graduated neutral density filters, Singh-Ray graduated filters, spinning lure, tilt-shift photography
The Deerfield river is widely known as a great trout fishing venue. It’s fast and cold and relatively clean in the reaches here and above, and has rebounded from it’s Irene Make-Over with astonishing speed. The section immediately above Charlemont is a catch-and-release area, no bait-fishermen please, and as such is a popular float-fishing destination for several fly-fishing outfitters.
The cardinal rule of Catch-and-Release is DO NO HARM so that returned fish survive and thrive.
So it’s a little bit karmic that this trebble-hook spinner, decidedly not kind to fish (and frequently fatal) was lost among the logs and rocks just above town:
I hope it was his last one, and that its parting ended someone’s day of fun.
This is from Elliot, tripod-mounted within a foot of the rocks (yes, I was lying down on the job!) Eight degrees of tilt, with a hand-held reverse-graduated ND filter.
TMI for most of you, but food for “inquiring minds…”