16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Female Steelhead on the rocks of Tippy Dam

This picture is showing the way of life. If you look close there is a black stone fly in her mouth that I tied myself. I think it is awesome when I can make something that can trick a fish into thinking it’s their food. The fight of them is the best because the rush they give you. Then if you land them it is the feeling of accomplishment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Wellston, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: iPhone X
Copyright: © Tristen Nelson