No Hurry // Independence Day Fly Fishing

We took off work Friday to head up the North Fork of the Clearwater River in Idaho for some streamer fishing. The only words that come to mind to describe the day have already been sung many times.... 


You know my old car needs washing 
And the front yard needs a trim 
And the telephone keeps ringing 
And the bossman knows I know its him 
And the bills ain't gonna pay themselves 
No matter anyway 
Cause I ain't in no hurry today 

There's nothing wrong with an old cane fishing pole 
And the smell of early spring 
Sit down in a fold-up easy chair 
On a quiet shady river bank 
Let the world go on without me 
Wouldn't have it any other way 
Cause I ain't in no hurry today 

Ain't in no hurry 
I'd Be a fool now to worry
About all those things I can't change 
And the time that I borrow 
Can wait till tomorrow 
Cause I ain't in no hurry today 

No Hurry // Zac Brown Band


All photos are shot with a Canon 24-105mm f4, Canon 50mm f1.4, and a modified Nikon 50mm f1.8 for freelensing/lenswacking. This river is just huge, green cider trees... everything is so green, I had to use the Fuji 160C ++ color film from VSCO FILM 01; and because it was so sunny, I used Kodak TRI-X 400 ++ black and white film from VSCO FILM 01 for its extreme contrast, and faded out blacks and whites. 

When I'm fishing, I want to be fishing; I try not to focus so much on the camera gear I'm packing. The key for me is to bring as little camera crap as possible; only the bare essentials to get a great shot of that big trophy trout, proudly held out with a smile. (With the exception of the multitude of GoPros attached to every limb possible!!!) My personal favorite photo from this adventure is of Spencer, my brother-in-law, releasing a monster trout back in the water; you can see his micro spay rod and the dark spots of the beast fish as it swims away. 

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