Below are a bunch of images taken either in or near Arco, Idaho. Arco was the first town in the world to be powered by nuclear power. It's located at the southern end of the Lost River Range and the Big Lost River is almost always dry in Arco. I have been fascinated by the town for some time and got a quick oral history from a lifetime resident, John, who spent nearly an hour answering my questions. John graduated from Arco's high school class of '55 and gladly pointed out where '55 is inscribed in the hill.
Trico Spinner Fall. Summer. Silver Creek, Idaho.
I shot the images below on Silver Creek a few mornings ago during a pretty prolific Trico Spinner Fall. The two fish, a brown in the foreground and the other a rainbow, rose or at least attempted to take the same Trico Spinner. I had never documented this before...
While The Nature Conservancy section is closed on Silver Creek from 10 pm to 10 am, there is still fishing to be had downstream of the Killpatrick Bridge. The Pond is deeper and the water is actually approx 4 to 5 degrees cooler below the dam than the water entering the Killpatrick Pond. While Silver Creek is near or at an all time low as far as flow goes, the Killpatrick Pond Project could not have come at a better time. With the the old dam that was a top release now removed along with the deeper water due to dredging, the pond and the portion of Silver Creek downstream of the dam is no longer seeing a warming of water and in fact the water as previously mentioned is even colder below the Killpatrick Pond...
Below is an image of a frenetic pod of fish rising to Trico Spinners on the Double R section of Silver Creek.
Black and white image of airborne Green Drakes.
Still thinking about Brown Drakes...? Then check out the new issue of The Drake magazine. Below is the opening two pages of an eight page feature on Silver Creek's Brown Drake hatch. This hatch is one of my favorites and Silver Creek is a spot I find myself shooting all the time...
Below are a few images of mine in the summer issue of Fly Rod & Reel.
Below is a panorama of the Lost River Range.
Below are a couple of images from a recent float on the Salmon River approx 35 miles downstream of Stanley, Idaho.
I recently discovered a lab/printer that can print digital images similar to silver gelatin prints. It's a pretty remarkable process and I'm very pleased with the results. Here's the link to a short video on the lab and the process:
I just had the below image printed at 16" X 24" with a one inch surround border making the paper size 18" X 26". I am selling this print for $495.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for print inquiries.
Barley, wheel line and sky. Early summer. Idaho.