Will Taylor—guide and owner of The Fly Shop Company of Blue Ridge, Georgia—sent in another great photo of client Lesa Varie (you might remember her gorgeous tiger trout) with a stunning brown. On a 17-degree day, Lesa was nymphing with a 4-weight, which meant she was undergunned for such a beast. But she managed to land it, which explains the big smile. She doesn’t even seem to mind the cold hands.
[Editor’s note: Yes, we realize that this image makes use of forced perspective, which makes the fish look larger than it really was. But no matter how you slice it, that’s a stunning trout.]
6 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: Lesa’s Midwinter Monster”
Awesome Brown on a 4 wt no less, congrats!
The spotting pattern on that brown is incredible! Awesome fish!
Man, that has characteristics of Photoshop….
17 degrees, she might want to think about a coat!
My thoughts as well. She must be tough. I would need a warmer hat, a coat and some gloves before I fishing in 17 degree tempetures.
Was this fish caught.in the upper Chattahouchie.