Searching for answers at last light

Searching for answers at last light

FREE FLY-FISHING LESSONS THIS SATURDAY…CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! You know the feeling: a swarm of mosquitoes, fading light, a box of flies, and one big rising trout that is slowly…stopping…rising.  You’re sure that you have the answer just as the...

More smoking by the river

A couple excellent food events: Burger Bar, Saturday, May 21, 11 am – 2 pm: Enjoy some excellent burgers cooked over Michigan oak beside the finest trout river you can imagine.  Lots of fixings come with!  $10. River Barbecue, Saturday, May 28:  Available all...
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...
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...
It’s a light henny!  It’s a sulphur!

It’s a light henny! It’s a sulphur!

Yeah, yeah, they’re the same darn thing.  The yellow-winged sulphur aka the light hendrickson.  Size 16.  Nice proud wing.  This bug has the excellent — to us — quality of hatching on cold, clear evenings when it’s obvious the spinnerfall...