This year is coming to an end. After browsing and sorting through hundreds of photographs, I have chosen my 12 favorites, one for each month of 2007.

January: Danish sea trout
This fish was by-caught in a Danish stream while fishing for european perch with a large streamer. The fish was most likely a recovering post-spawner, but it sure took the fly hard. The gigantic mouth is a typical characteristic of this predatory species that engulfs anything that comes across its path.

February: Winter bull trout
After returning from Denmark, we ventured to the Squamish River as usual for winter bull trout on a snowy day. This fish took a large flesh fly surprisingly as I walked and tossed through this fast run.

March: Islander reel
March was a sad and unproductive month in 2007. Beside a few small kokanees and one blind winter steelhead, we ended up sightseeing during most trips. This frog was very willing to pose with my new silver Islander LX 3.4, which has been a fantastic reel to pair up with the 6 weight.

April: Lake cutthroat trout
This was my biggest cutthroat trout to date on a rather breezy, wet day just after ice-off.

May: Spawning rainbow trout
During a trip to Leighton Lake in Interior BC, I took some time to visit the nearby spawning channel and watched dozens of rainbow trout staging and fighting for territory.

June: Slippery and wiggly
Although small, peamouth chub are abundant in the summer and great fun for those who want to learn how to fish. I brought my friend chester out on a sunny day and he managed to hook a few of these.

July: Say ah!
Yes, they are hated, but those who have not tried fishing for them would only underestimate their strength. Check out the razor-sharp teeth lining along the edge of that large bucket!

August: Wet wading in a warm evening
A warm summer that involves wet wading along the Mighty Thompson where hungry bows seek out surface flies can almost be defined as paradise.

September: Fresh pinky!
This was Erin’s first salmon ever. Notice that all the scales are intact on this pink salmon. They are always this fresh when passing through the Fraser River mouth.

October: Sneaky coho, conquered at last
This fish was especially memorable because I had just lost three other coho salmon in a row during this outing with Randy from Ultimate Sportfishing on the Harrison River.

November: Late freshies
Salmon fishing usually tapers off in November but fresh coho salmon are not as difficult to hunt down as most believe. This was one of twelve fish that we were able to brought to the net during a mid-November outing.

December: Beach patrolling
Now we are back in Denmark, seeking for Baltic sea trout along the Danish chalk coastline. Perhaps you will finally see a fish posing in front of this background in January 2008.

Make sure you guys check out some of the other pictorial features that we have put up in the photo gallery this year.

Today’s announcement

Stealth Fishing has just introduced a new “traditional series”. There are two sizes available – 23 grams (pink top) and 28 grams (orange top). The new traditional series floats have been extensively tested and are super tough.
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