April 18, 2017
Fly Fishing Success
Yesterday I decided to work on this and I think I've got the face finished. I also added the yellow sun-lit grasses to near and distant mountains. The water may still have too much intensity as it goes into the distance and I'll tone that down ... and maybe it will be done.
The fish, by the way, is a rainbow trout. We caught (and released) rainbow trout and cutthroat trout on the Yellowstone River last summer just a few weeks before the river was closed to fishing due to a concern about bacteria and warm water temperatures. Today on NPR there was a report about how the native cutthroat trout are being weakened by breeding with the non-native rainbows. Fishing is regulated, licensed, managed and monitored and it bodes well, I hope, for a plan for the future to protect the Yellowstone River and the native cutthroat trout.