I have been out of the loop for a few days and have not been able to photograph very much. I traveled a good distance this past weekend to a fly fishing charity tournament. I did take the camera along but the competition mindset kept me from taking any photos.
My teammate and I seemed to be having a lot of bad luck throughout the day, although we were able to put fish in the boat that we hoped would at least put us in the top 5 finishers. However, just minutes before we had to start returning to the launch for weigh-in, lady luck decided to shine her face on us. My teammate was able to land a very healthy redfish that served as an "upgrade" to one of our smaller ones. Because of this last minute clutch moment, we were able to take First Place Overall and also Biggest Redfish. It was a very happy moment for us both, especially after we had worked so hard throughout the day and had to overcome so many obstacles. However, the most exciting thing about these events is seeing old friends and making new ones! Anyway, thought I'd share the moment with you, my photoblog friends.
From left to right:
Myself (blue shirt), Mathew Roberts (tournament director), Mark McCarline (my teammate).