Ryan Bonneau Photo Blog

October 23, 2009

Red River Rainbow

Filed under: New Mexico — admin @ 9:38 am



This is a monster Bow that I caught in the Red river on my New Mexico trip.  Having a fish this size on a fly rod in very fast moving water is a blast!  We were mostly fishing dry-dropper set ups but all of the bigger fish were taking the nymphs, in this case a size 14 bead head red copper john.  I highly recommend this river to anyone traveling in the Taos area.


October 21, 2009

Rio Grande Gorge

Filed under: New Mexico — admin @ 10:12 am


I got back from New Mexico last night as the sunny weather turned to snow in Colorado.  The trip was amazing with sunny weather and a good amount of fish.  The photo above is Mike climbing out of a remote section of the Rio Grande Gorge.  The “Grande” was originally the focal point of our trip but the fishing down there was fairly slow.  We ended up fishing the Red river, a small tributary of the Grande, and did very well.  I will post some more photos of the trip in the next few days.

October 14, 2009

Alta Lake

Filed under: Colorado — admin @ 11:25 am


I have not posted anything in a while mainly because I have been in front of my computer for the last week and not out shooting.  I was going a little crazy yesterday so I decided to head up to Alta Lakes to camp and fly fish.  It was pretty much winter up there with 6 inches of snow on the ground, not my greatest idea.  I never wrote anything about my previous post because I posted it from Lake Powell.  The ruins are dubbed “the firehouse” due to the rock looking like flames rising up from them.  To get the glowing orange color you shoot the ruins when the sun is lighting the floor beneath them but not directly on the ruins.  The light bounces of the ground and with a long exposure makes the rock above glow.

I’m logging some more computer time today then I’m off for a week long fly fishing trip with a friend to northern New Mexico.  We plan on fishing a remote part of the Rio Grande that boasts tales of huge trout and beautiful landscape.   

October 5, 2009

Mule Canyon ruins

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October 1, 2009

Hastings Mesa

Filed under: Colorado — admin @ 9:48 am


We had some epic winds that tore through the area yesterday and a lot of the leaves got blown off with it.  The temperatures are dropping and I think I will be off to the Desert tomorrow.  I hope these winds calm down or the desert could be a dust bowl.

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