Here is a video of Ann playing her 15-pound Atlantic salmon to the net. Watch for a classic jump. This fish put Ann on the board. She didn’t want to be the only one to not catch a fish. She handled it just right, putting on pressure when the fish tried to rest and giving line when it wanted to run. There’s no stopping a fish that wants to go, only some bruised knuckles, a broken leader and a lost opportunity. This salmon took a Green Machine, one of the most reliable wet flies. You’ll see, when the fish is netted, it is quickly photographed and released.
Eldridge Hardie’s ART OF A LIFE IN SPORT: Chronicles and images of hunting and angling from the outdoors that inspire and inform my paintings along with thoughts and information about this wonderful journey of art and sport.