Well I thought this might be a cool idea for a thread. A good number of people here have custom user avatars that are fly-fishing related pictures, among other topics. A lot of the time these photos have special meaning to us. Whether it be a favorite location, memorable wild fish, or even a picture of some other passion of ours.
However, being limited to a small 100x75 or 100x100 picture means we can't get a lot of detail from the avatar in a member's post. Some of these pictures have detailed and often entertaining stories behind them.
So I figured it would be a good idea to have a thread where we post the pictures in our avatar full sized and tell whatever story is behind them. I know some of the pictures have been posted before, but feel free to post them again.
Let's see your avatar full-sized and here the story about that beautiful trout, or that special place.
I'll go ahead and start. My avatar shows a small brook trout. It was caught in one of the very few streams which contain wild brookies here in Arizona. This place is special to me- it's a gin clear spring creek in the high mountains. Aspens, firs, and pines surround it and the air is fresh. I caught this little guy on a dry fly using my 2wt during the fall. The colors on this fish are gorgeous, and he is very memorable to me, despite not being the largest brookie of the trip. It took me three or four casts just to get the fly to make it through the overhanging brush. And when it did hit the water, he attacked it viciously.
A beautiful, spunky little fish caught from the heart of Arizona's high country.
Let's see your avatar photos and the story behind them. I don't know how many people will participate, but I figured it would be interesting to see.