Fly fishing is a pursuit that is both epic and minute. For a photographer it provides great latitude to consider the setting in its grandness and the activity in its detail. The unguarded moments on the river, the practiced way weather-beaten hands tie on a streamer or the way the morning sun lights up the mist on the mountains.

A crucial authenticity emerges in images made by those who are practitioners as opposed to casual observers. Occasionally the choice is tough. Keep shooting, or rig your rod and wade upstream towards a rising fish. There are days when the fishing is incredible, but there’s a drama in the action or an appeal to the moment that makes it impossible to put down the camera. Thankfully the process of making images that tell these stories is as rewarding and engrossing as fishing can be. Well…almost.