Last and First

Last and First

I just got done losing a big trout.  A monster.  I was sneaking up the inside of a favorite pool when I saw the fish sitting tight to the bottom in about four feet of water.  It was the backside of a sand hump, and the trout had its nose an inch from a log...
Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Jeeze, the weather is perfect, and I’m leaving tomorrow for Ohio.  Great fun, family, food…but no trout where I’m going.  If you’re heading to the Au Sable or Manistee, it should be fantastic.  Today was the first good warm day of what looks...
Board room sunrise

Board room sunrise

We’ve got about one week left to get your Christmas stuff shipped out. Our online store is packed with cool things: www.gatesflyshop.com, and if you don’t see, it we can get it for you.  We’re happy to help put together unique gift packages.  Please note that our...
Bunny Quigley

Bunny Quigley

The Quigley style emerger has gone thru many a metamorphosis.  We are guilty as the next mad tyer.  But this iteration is one of our favorites: the rabbit foot fore and aft is tough, and it floats like a cork.  The rest is gravy.  Takes hardly anytime to tie, can be...
Guess it’s time to tie

Guess it’s time to tie

We’ve got about two weeks left to get your Christmas stuff shipped out. Our online store is packed with cool things: www.gatesflyshop.com, and if you don’t see, it we can get it for you.  We’re happy to help put together unique gift packages.  Please note that our...