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Your Year In Photos: Time To Vote!

December 18, 2013
Author: Will Rice

The finalists for our “Your Year in Photos” photography contest have been chosen and now it’s up to the Trouts contingent to choose this year’s winner!  Big thanks to the Drake Magazine who helped get the word out and who will be donating a year magazine subscription to the winner.  What else is up for grabs?  A $100 gift certificate to Trouts or our Online Store, a Trouts Signature Trucker Hat and Water Bottle and an assortment of Drake flyfishing paraphernalia.

We had a ton of great entries and a lot of creative and thoughtful images - a big thank you to everyone who submitted photos.  But now it is time to pick a WINNER.

Take a look at our customers and followers best fly fishing photos from 2013 and vote on your favorite (one vote only please)!  Each photo is numbered BELOW the image with the person’s name that submitted the entry.  Only votes on our blog will be counted.  We’ll let the voting run for the rest of December and announce the winning image in early January.

1) Kevin Fricke

2) Kurt Olesek - Kurt O is on a walk about somewhere in New Zealand right now.  He sent in this photo taken here in CO back in April 2013 (angler Mark Jero)...

3)  Ben Carmichael - ""This photo is of my dad and I during the best day of saltwater fishing of our lives with guide Todd Fedele..."

4)  Cooper Hopkins - "Here's a photo from Baja. It's not always about the fish, sometimes it's the places you go, and the things that get you there..."

5) Ryan Shannon

6) Chad Bauer

7) A.J. Swentosky

8)  Danny Frank author of Delta Trout Force - "Picking one photo was incredibly difficult.  I chose a unique one that represents the theme for my year, to remember that it's about having fun..."

9)  Doug Hensel Photography - Photo by Kyle Carroll and submitted by Doug Hensel -  "Gunnison valley... roll casting..."

10) Brian Kozminski - This one comes along with a pretty great midwest night fishing story.

11) Cam Scott - "Chasing last light at Grindstone Lakes in Central Oregon.."

12) Scott Tarrant - "On a click and pawl Speyco reel no less..."

13)  Will Rice - Author of Fly-Fishing Secrets Alaska's Best Guides

14)  Carper Davis - "I'll be down tomorrow to drop off some cans!  Here's my 2013 entry..."

15)  Bill Hughes

16)  Scott Kitchens - "'General Sherman' - caught this fish in June...."

17)  Nick Basaraba - "That was the last fish of the trip.  Watching it go cartwheeling all over the place in that sunset still haunts my dreams..."

18)  Mark Vibber - "A San Juan rainbow taken during a cold Feb trip..."

19)  Colleen Austin - "New Mexico..." 

20)  James Jensen

21)  James Hiken - "Taken in Colorado fall 2013..."

22)  Jon Hill - "Not the biggest fish by any stretch but this was from my trip into the South San Juan Wilderness this year and it was one of the most exciting trips I have taken...."

23) Adam Barbour - AK

24) Stephanie Hosain - "This is a photo of my oldest son netting his catch. Fly fishing is his first love and when we got home after this trip and went through the pictures, we were stunned to see this photo.  There was a hole in his net.  A heart-shaped hole.  It speaks volumes to the passion he has for fly fishing..."

25)  Captain Preston Sutter - "Not quite ready..."  This was a late entry that we had to accept - we love tarpon here at Trouts Fly Fishing. 

Time to vote for your favorite photo - you only get one so make it count.  Again, Trouts Fly Fishing would like to say thanks to everyone who submitted entries.  We had a great time fishing with you all this year!  If you want to check out our Dog On the Blog photo contest from earlier in the year CLICK HERE

Comments

#1. Posted by Gianna on December 20, 2013

I really like #6!

#2. Posted by Heidi Rommel on December 20, 2013

#17 Nick Basaraba

#3. Posted by maren on December 20, 2013

#17!!

#4. Posted by Bill Williams on December 20, 2013

#5 Great photo!

#5. Posted by Rob on December 20, 2013

1 Kevin Fricke

#6. Posted by plaegreid on December 20, 2013

#17 all the way

#7. Posted by Andrea on December 20, 2013

#3 AWESOME!!!

#8. Posted by noco on December 20, 2013

#18 nice pic

#9. Posted by Alan on December 20, 2013

#9 Doug Hensel’s photo for president!!

#10. Posted by Marty on December 20, 2013

Wow—love number 3!

#11. Posted by Barry on December 20, 2013

#3. Wish I had been there!

#12. Posted by Devon on December 20, 2013

#2 gets my vote. Love the pic

#13. Posted by Devon on December 20, 2013

#2 definitely. Cool shot! Beautiful in the snow

#14. Posted by Brian mickles on December 20, 2013

#9 awesome shoot!!! Doug!!

#15. Posted by Ian Kirk on December 20, 2013

#2 Olesek

#16. Posted by Josie Haxton on December 20, 2013

I vote for photo #2

#17. Posted by Brynly on December 20, 2013

Voting for #2

#18. Posted by Jim on December 20, 2013

#2 Thatt’s hard core fly fishing!

#19. Posted by Greg on December 20, 2013

#2 is absolutely stunning! #2 gets my vote for sure!

#20. Posted by Brian Fleming on December 20, 2013

Winter Dushing Rules!!  No other people..

#21. Posted by Joy Wilson on December 20, 2013

Amazing photo!

#22. Posted by Benjamin on December 20, 2013

#2 is my favorite

#23. Posted by Kevin Wilson on December 20, 2013

Best photo!

#24. Posted by Ian Wilson on December 20, 2013

#2. I would like to be there too!

#25. Posted by Wilson on December 20, 2013

#2 Colorad is the one! Great Photo!

#26. Posted by ramsay on December 20, 2013

voting for #2!

#27. Posted by Kyra Wilson on December 20, 2013

#2 gets my vote!

#28. Posted by Russell Ali on December 20, 2013

2) Kurt Olesek   #2   gets my vote

#29. Posted by Alex Beck on December 20, 2013

#2   A pure shot from a pure moment of fishing!

#30. Posted by Peter L on December 20, 2013

Voting for. #18

#31. Posted by Jodi Link on December 20, 2013

#2 - Kurt Olesek - Awesome Shot KurtO

#32. Posted by Scottyp on December 20, 2013

KO’s pillows wins. Number 2

#33. Posted by Steve on December 20, 2013

#2 photo by Kurt Olesek is a pretty awesome shot of an angler at work in his element.

#34. Posted by Georgene on December 20, 2013

#2 Lovely winter shot

#35. Posted by Meesepants on December 20, 2013

#2 #2 #2

#36. Posted by Barry on December 20, 2013

#2 is BOSS

#37. Posted by Uncle Tripp on December 21, 2013

#2 Nice shot K.O.!

#38. Posted by Jon Yousko on December 21, 2013

Photo # 2…………….fresh pow and fresh fish……….always a good thing.

#39. Posted by JB on December 21, 2013

#2 gets my vote….beautiful!!

#40. Posted by doug waters on December 21, 2013

#2 Kurt Olesek gets my vote. GO KO!!

#41. Posted by kk on December 21, 2013

Definitely #2!

#42. Posted by Jerry Lehtinen on December 21, 2013

Cast a vote for #9…

#43. Posted by Sean P on December 21, 2013

I vote for #2 Kurt O.

#44. Posted by Barbara on December 21, 2013

Exceptional photo .

#45. Posted by Kyle Carroll on December 21, 2013

I vote for #9 because I took that picture. Sure wish my friend Doug Hensel would give me credit for my photos. Wtf Doug!

#46. Posted by John Harcourt on December 21, 2013

So many great shots, but I have to say #11’s got my vote.  What a way to call it a day!

#47. Posted by Cricket on December 21, 2013

#2 has my vote. Great photo KO!

#48. Posted by Don Mason on December 21, 2013

#9
Doug is showing true form and he looks like he is really enjoying himself! GaryOwen!

#49. Posted by Jim D. on December 21, 2013

#2 Hard core fly fishing in the snow.

#50. Posted by Christina on December 21, 2013

I vote for # 9

#51. Posted by David Jero on December 21, 2013

Clearly #2 represents the best photographer and angler on the planet….2 pro’s in action!

#52. Posted by Tony Gross on December 21, 2013

9. Doug Hansel gets my vote.

#53. Posted by David J on December 21, 2013

#2….amazing photo. Clearly the best photographer and angler on the planet!

#54. Posted by Tom on December 21, 2013

#9 Doug Hensel gets a vote from me!

#55. Posted by Tim on December 21, 2013

Voting for #9. Epic!

#56. Posted by Steve on December 21, 2013

#9 for sure

#57. Posted by Dj on December 21, 2013

Have to vote for #9 , love Gunnison.

#58. Posted by Shannon on December 21, 2013

#9 is the best!!!

#59. Posted by Jenna on December 21, 2013

I vote #9

#60. Posted by Erin Moroni on December 21, 2013

#9. Love it!  My fav!

#61. Posted by Drew on December 21, 2013

I vote for # 9 Doug Hensel

#62. Posted by morgan on December 21, 2013

number 9!

#63. Posted by Stephen Sanders on December 21, 2013

#9 Dougie fresh

#64. Posted by George Mauries on December 21, 2013

#9 great pic

#65. Posted by alyson on December 21, 2013

#9 Doug Hensel!

#66. Posted by Joshua on December 21, 2013

Number 9, awesome picture.

#67. Posted by Anna Sturgis on December 21, 2013

#2 KurtO

#68. Posted by Joshua on December 21, 2013

9 baby

#69. Posted by amy on December 21, 2013

#9 what a beautiful shot!

#70. Posted by Ashley on December 21, 2013

Vote#9

#71. Posted by Chris Hugill on December 21, 2013

Gotta go with #3 all the way.

#72. Posted by Todd on December 21, 2013

#1. Lots of good shots.

#73. Posted by Lauren on December 21, 2013

#9 for sure…amazing pic!

#74. Posted by jennifer on December 21, 2013

#9!!!!!

#75. Posted by Mike on December 21, 2013

Kurt 0. #2

#76. Posted by Alicia Guinn on December 21, 2013

I vote # 2 beautiful

#77. Posted by caley on December 21, 2013

#9 Great pic Doug. I am ready to grab my gear right now.

#78. Posted by Keffin on December 21, 2013

I vote for DOUG, #9! Good picture man!

#79. Posted by wes on December 21, 2013

#9 is awesome!

#80. Posted by Crystal Barnes on December 21, 2013

#9 gets my vote! Lovin’ the way the camera caught the line mid-air!

#81. Posted by Justin Allen on December 21, 2013

#9 Doug Hensel gets my vote on the rolling casting, boy I sure do miss fly fishing!!

#82. Posted by Chris on December 21, 2013

#2 Kurto!

#83. Posted by Pam on December 21, 2013

#6 Chad Bauer

#84. Posted by Chris on December 21, 2013

1) Kevin Fricke for the win!

#85. Posted by Nick on December 21, 2013

#9 gotta love Colorado fly fishin!!!

#86. Posted by Jeff on December 21, 2013

22

#87. Posted by Steve Grant on December 21, 2013

#2 KO gets my vote, different than the usual fish porn.  That dude in #4 isn’t catching roosters because he scared them all away with his high profile 4 stroke fish spooker. Do you know what lateral lines do for fish? Hello??!!?? I’d bet any amount of money there’s 2-4 guys running up and down the beach throwing their arms up in frustration.

#88. Posted by Mike Gagliardi on December 21, 2013

Love #2. Beautiful.

#89. Posted by Katie Jo on December 21, 2013

#9 for sure!

#90. Posted by Rich on December 21, 2013

#12 - Amazing fish Scott!

#91. Posted by Tony on December 21, 2013

2 is true fly fishing.

#92. Posted by Mark on December 22, 2013

9!

#93. Posted by Sarah on December 22, 2013

My vote goes to #2 - beautiful pic by Kurt

#94. Posted by Maddi Arrowood on December 22, 2013

voting for #9 - Doug Hensel Photography
so beautifully done

#95. Posted by Suz Ward on December 22, 2013

Count my vote for #3!

#96. Posted by Stephanie Uberbacher on December 22, 2013

I vote for #2 Kurt Olesek. Love the winter setting. Very unique.

#97. Posted by Jo Grant on December 22, 2013

Voting for #2 Kurt Olesek.  Beautiful.

#98. Posted by Snoop on December 22, 2013

#2 beautiful!!

#99. Posted by Jules Meckem on December 22, 2013

#2 Kurt O you rock!

#100. Posted by Luke Mueller on December 22, 2013

Doug Hensel. The Bass Master. Thank you for serving our country. YOU are the reason that America is the land of the Free and the home of the Brave. Thank you buddy. Vote #9

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