For those who have encountered a big musky or pike, you’ll know how ferocious they can be. With a mouthful of daggers, they are every fish’s worst nightmare. Fishing for these lurking beasts can be one of the most thrilling species and also the most frustrating. Although they’re known for their aggression and appetite, they can also be exceptionally wary following your presentation, seemingly analyzing and testing it.
Like them or not, musky are the thing of legend and I wanted to do a piece that encapsulated that attitude with graphite pencil.
A big brown trout is a wary adversary in its home waters. They know every rock and current seam in their section of the stream and fooling one can prove to be utterly frustrating. Their mood changes by the minute and can go from chasing other trout to delicately sipping tiny midges or mayflies within only a few minutes. But with stealth, patience, and time spent learning their habits, you can fool the wary resident brown and be a worthy contestant to the brown’s game. It is the challenge of catching brown trout in their home waters that keeps me going back. They provide the highest highs and the lowest lows.
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