Monday, November 28, 2011

Steelhead on Dry Fly








Mike had sent me these photos from his latest trip up to Erie for some steelhead. He had a great day on the water, but one fish really stood out. It was the one he was able to land on a dry fly. What a rush it was to see this steelhead take a fly on the surface. Hope you enjoy the photos....

1st Bird Shot Over Zoie...

My Spanish SxS 20 gauge.....

Zoie after her first hunt at my parent's house....



She loves those birds...



After Chuck and I had gun broke Zoie, He said take her out and see how it goes for about an hour in the field. As per Chuck's instruction, I waited for her to point the birds before I shot instead of just shooting those that were just flushed by her. This required some patience, but I wanted to reinforce the right behavior. She had flushed five birds before she started to hold a point. Being a modest hunter, I will say I missed a few birds before I bagged my 1st with my 20 gauge. All in all, I must say that this was a memorable evening. Just wanted to share some photos from that evening...
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Video From a Orvis School Graduate on a Trip With Mike Steiner....



Here is a video from earlier this season! Thanks for spending some time with us Jonathan....

With Chuck for a Pheasant Hunt....

Jake retrieving a bird back to Chuck. Jake does few rolls after he gives the bird back. It is his way of celebrating.

Jake holding tight on a bird. 

Hunter bringing back a bird as well.



Chuck and his dog, Hunter.

This was an eventful day. I was on bye week during the football season and I had some things I wanted to accomplish.  For starters, I wanted to watch a pheasant hunt to see how Chuck handles his dogs in the field. I asked if I could help out as well as take some photos. It turned out that I had actually taken this couple out on a fishing trip a few years prior to that day. I really enjoyed watching Jake and Hunter work the field. Two different styles. Jake is very aggressive and will just hop around in search of his birds. Hunter will work very close but efficiently in the field. The next behavior i wanted to accomplish was gun breaking my dog. Chuck and I had worked a few nights before to work towards finishing this task that evening.  My next post will have those photos from that as well and Zoie's 1st hunt. 
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