How I Got That Shot
We were hoping to find king mackerel that could be chummed to the boat with live pilchards so we could take a crack at them on fly. Veteran captain R.T. Trosset ran about 60 miles west of Key West on this late-winter day, where we found the mother lode. Rufus Wakeman and I caught more than 20 kings between 25 and 37 pounds on fly. The action was so good that R.T. started casting a hookless plug to entice the fish into skyrocketing for the camera. I was shooting with my Canon 1D Mark IV, matched with a 70-200 lens, set at ISO 400, f/8 at 1/3,200, high-speed shutter (10 frames per second). I caught this jump just right and recorded multiple shots of the acrobatics. Ron Romano, a friend and Photoshop wizard, put the sequence into one frame to produce this unique photo of a day I’ll never forget.