Made a white knuckle drive to Evergreen Colorado yesterday morning to meet Cody for a day for fly fishing on the Deckers section of the South Platte River. Well he did most of the fly fishing and I held a heavy camera while getting mildly sun burnt. The parking lot was full, surprise surprise, but we found some water to fish right after a bunch of brahs walked right through it. Excellent way to start the morning. Thanks fellas. The goal was to capture some video content of the BWO hatch that has been coming off in good numbers each day, the only problem was that the sun was high without any signs of clouds. Typical. The BWO’s did pour off like fly fishing reports have claimed, but fish were not excited to poke their spotted noses through the surface. While the goal was to hit the red button and watch fish slurp adult insects through the view finder, we ended up staring at a bobber instead. Fun none the less but not nearly as exciting. Cody put a few nice fish in the basket and I was able to get a couple cool underwater images. This is always a crap shoot for me but sometimes I get lucky. I feel like these came out pretty good.
Decker Colorado Rainbow Trout.
The fly fishing at Deckers was actually pretty good despite the traffic. Sight fishing to trout flashing in the faster pocket water was a blast. The clear water allows you to watch them open their mouths and inhale your fly. Of course you miss more times than not it is still addicting.
Underwater Rainbow Trout, ColoradoI
I will continue to work on my underwater shots and try for different points of view. I feel like I might need a wet suit to really get creative. But I promise you that you do not want to see me in a wet suit. Hope you are enjoying Spring.
I met Al Keller during the Polar Vortex in NOLA last January. Of course we had shit weather I was in town and I am now for certain that I am a bad weather curse. Regardless of how we met I was able to connect with him again in SWFL for a little tarpon fishing. Well… my dad fished and I watched. I held the camera and put together this short promo for Al, who is a terrific salt water fly fishing guide.
Back Country Florida Tarpon from Joey Macomber on Vimeo.
If you are friends with anyone in Colorado I am sure that you have seen pictures of all the snow that recently fell over the weekend. It was truly amazing to see that much precipitation accumulate so rapidly. The skiers were so “stoked bro” “powder day” “need a snorkel broseph” … ok I get it. The snow is deep, I have been shoveling it all day. In all seriousness this freak storm is great for our snowpack and will help ensure water to play on this summer. Since I was manning the shovel for most of the weekend I had a little fun and created this clip about living with a Sasquatch. Have a safe Superbowl Sunday.
We recently have been working outside our fly fishing/ outdoor box and shot a commercial for an upcoming beverage company, Lucky Oh. The weather forecast looked promising as we drove into a fog bank that lined the entire front range of Colorado. And as we drove up Boulder Canyon the fog only thickened. There we were in a mist of freezing water shooting a marketing video for the beverage supernova. The company plans to unveil its product this month. Launching its website and marketing campaign. Be sure to look out for Lucky Oh on shelves in your local LQ, Grocery Store, Convenience stores and restaurants/ bars. “Wherever you go, Lucky Oh”