the Stupid Cobra contest ! – third entry

by Scott Loudon, Scotland

“I was thinking about various stupid things I’d done whilst fly fishing, things like stalking plastic bags that are stuck to the river bottom – they are very fishy looking in dirty water by the way! The more I thought about it, the more I realised I had to go one better on myself so here is fly fishing for dogfish…
I can assure you, it’s pretty stupid!! “

The Friggin’ Awesome Cobra Contest – Fifth Entry

alright folks, here’s another fly-photo contest entry where we don’t see a fly !… *

from Scott Loudon, Somewhere, Scotland

“Beautiful sunny day, around 25deg in Northern Scotland (unusual to say the least), first time salt water fly fishing in Scotland. Turns out to be very succesful with double figures of pollack caught, biggest 3lb for my friend, only small ones for me. On the way back to the car, I look over the bridge in the brackish water below, there are a few mid-size crabs scuttling about. I announce to my three friends that I intend to catch one on the fly much to their amusement. I drop my clouser in front of it’s nose, give it a twitch (maybe a leisenring lift! haha) and it nails it! Aggresively grabbing with both claws, and I landed it! My friends were shocked/impressed/in hysterics and quickly wanting in on the action. That’s my entertaining story to go along with it, I like to think I pioneered the sport of fly fishing for crabs.”

* i since received an enlargement where we see, well… a much bigger crab !
friggin’ awesome !