Fishing Report

Mellow yellow

Mellow yellow

Snow on Sunday, and near 70 degrees today.  Pinched between these two extremes sulphurs, mahoganies, black caddis, popcorn caddis, henny spinners, mahogany spinners, mattress thrasher stones.  This is how the seasons overlap, from the flies of early spring to the... read more
Feels good to be a trout fisher

Feels good to be a trout fisher

Tonight we were stationed in a glare-lit riffle working a pod of trout.  Moon and sun seemed, at the moment, to be producing different light, but in equal amounts. The spinners were on the water, thick.  Wings spent.  Tipped on the side.  Upside down.  It was a scene... read more
The Complexities of Spring

The Complexities of Spring

My fly patch is covered in every hendrickson I had with me today.  It was that kind of fish — the first really big, tricky, snooty, awesome trout I’ve had a chance at with a dry fly this spring.  This was not a high fish count day.  Nope, for me, it was a... read more
Opening Day is for Fishing

Opening Day is for Fishing

At some point during today’s timeless afternoon, I caught myself looking for the next riser while reeling in the previous one.  And, okay, that’s fun.  But it’s only April.  And so I took a moment to refocus on the scene: hendricksons lifting from... read more