Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Triptych

L/R: Window View, Wild Brown from Iowa, Last Week's Working Flies

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gizzard Shad

Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepidianum) is a common forage fish. I captured this specimen in Lake Pepin while fishing for white bass. The first photo shows the natural and the Clouser Minnow, which works well enough, but doesn't imitate the silvery, compressed body quite well. Below is the picture of the anatomically correct floating gizzard shad imitation.

Monday, October 04, 2010