Friday I took the Ranger out to fish with Rick Hess. Though Rick is an avid spin and fly fisherman, he is more well-known for his fish rep business. He tells me has been working in the industry for over 14 years.
We were fishing yes but we are also there to discuss different ways small companies can utilize the power of the internet(via social media) to better their numbers, his business included. As you can imagine Rick is in contact with many shops and manufacture in his line of work. I must say he had excellent feed back to give me and we might get something rolling here in the future. I will keep you guys up to date.
The fishing today was spin fishing for food fish. Knowing both of us only had half a day to fish we wanted some action. With winds howling from the east and forecast for cloudy skies we opted to fish the bridge for pompano. The fish did not disappoint us this fine day. We landed 5 keeper pompano, a cobia, silver trout, and even a remora of all things. This is not to mention all other fish we caught. It was an excellent tide indeed. By 11:30 we were done and headed off for a nice lunch of chicken wings at Hooters.
The most interesting part of the trip was the fact that I had run out of teasers for the pompano rig. I started to use Crazy Charlies Bahama bonefish flies and they worked great!
I had a mountain bike photo shoot to complete for Native Bikes in Riverview later the same day. Here is a shot from the shoot. If you want to read more about it and see more photos, go check out my people photography Blog at Sam Root Photos
Saturday I was schedule to do a photography seminar at Flintcreek Outfitters for the Father’s day event. We had about half a dozen people showed up to listen to me talk and help them take better their outdoor photos. We talked of lighting situations and how to deal with them. I demonstrated how the lens is more important than the camera body to get great photos. Position of the sun when outdoors, white balance control as well as indoor shooting. I believe everyone left there with a much better understanding of how to use the equipment they have and how to optimize their lighting. Thanks to Josh for popping in there and snapping a shot for me.
Next week, I have websites to complete, videos to finish and photos to edit for clients piled up. I will try to concentrating on that all week. No road trips anytime soon but I might get a few hours here and there to wet a line locally though.