Flooded out*

Flooded out*

*What a bunch of rain.  If you took all the rain we should have gotten in September and October, put it in one cloud, and dumped it on us in a day…it still wouldn’t have been this much.  Up to seven inches of rain fell in about 48 hours.  The rivers pretty much blew...
A good sorta tired

A good sorta tired

I always think of the next ten days as October’s sweet spot.  The birds are migrating, the leaves are still in color, the trout are dressed up for the spawn, the fall BWOs are hatching, and the tamaracks are starting to glow (soon, when the browns are on their beds,...
Fishing wet

Fishing wet

Fly fishers are used to being weather outcasts.  We desire the exact opposite weather others enjoy.  It’s October.  I want 50 degrees and drizzle.   So when people make small talk around town about the nice weather, I have to be honest: I’m sick of it.  It’s fun to...
Perfect fall days

Perfect fall days

The perfect fall day has been hard to come by this fall.  Today, however, was one such perfect day.  Last night the air temperature was 75 degrees and it rained, and rained, and this morning it was dark and damp and the air smelled of fallen leaves, along with that...