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.]