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Old 04-22-2014, 10:13 AM
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Last September my wife and I got a chance to take our first trip/lesson in Yellowstone. We had a blast. We hiked in a mile or so caught a ton of brookies. After along cold winter of collecting some gear and making frequent visits to my local fly shop. I got a chance to go fishing in the hills last week. I caught 6 nice 10"-12" rainbows and about twice that many brookies. I've been lurking on this forum all winter and I love seeing everyone's great pictures. Turns out trying to take pictures while landing a fish, while trying to take the hook out, while trying not to hurt the fish is a tuff task. Here's my best efforts.
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After spending a great day in the Black Hills I stopped into the new brewpub on my way home. I sampled a red ale with a hint of choke cherry.
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On Good Friday my wife and I got a chance to fish in Rapid Creek. Here's a a brown I caught. My only regret is I didn't have a camera when my wife caught a 12" rainbow with our 2 month old son strapped to her chest.
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Welcome to the forum Dakota and for your first post I would have to say it is one of the best. Looking forward to reading more about your fishing exploits and also am giving you some reputation points for the good story.

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Thanks for sharing, looks like you are off to a good start, congrats on all those fish!

Taking photos of fish by yourself is indeed tough, for me I like to use a net and after removing the hook and with the net and fish placed near shore in very shallow water, I then take out the camera and take a photo. I see in your first photo you let your shadow get in the photo, so that is something to try and avoid, I still make that mistake from time to time, but try and position yourself so the shadow doesn't show.

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Welcome to the forum!

I can tell by your smile that you are hooked!!!

Tight lines,

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Ya Larry taking picture was an afterthought. I really did know how successful I was going to be. I ended up using my iPhone. Trying to get my phone out and get my cover off while keeping the fish in my net was thought. I felt super clumsy doing it.
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to the forum....looking forward to seeing other fishing reports and pics
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Awesome! I have only fished Rapid Creek a few times. Saw some monster browns in there but didn't catch any of them. Nice job.

The beverage looks tasty too!
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Welcome aboard, and congrats on a fine trip, sounded like all had a real good time.
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Congrats, that's awesome! That ale looks good, I'm a fan of Praire Berry myself.. Rye
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Dakota from an Aussie a BIG Welcome.
Nice Pics also The Beer looks good.
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