Saw a rise

Saw a rise

Today I saw a fish rise.  It’ll probably be the last rise I see all season.  It was underneath a tag alder, in a slick that wore the reflection of a leafless hillside.  It was a soft but unmistakable rise.  A few midges floated above the surface.  I had nothing to...
Streamer Days

Streamer Days

Today would have been a better day for fishing…but I went hunting anyway.  By about 8 am I was soaked to the bone and the wind wouldn’t quit.  Saw a buck trailing a doe through the early morning gloom but the situation wasn’t right and I was already thinking about...
Buckling down

Buckling down

What a great week of just general up north outside. Alex and I took an afternoon to nymph fish this past week because the weather was sunny and the streamer chances seemed nil.  The trout were in the dark water, but more in the soft water, indicating (most likely)...
First Snow

First Snow

We’ve had quite a few snow squalls over the past few days but none of the snow stuck around for long.  This is classic November: snow, sleet, sun.  Repeat.  An hour on the water feels like three hours of weather.  I had to dig thru a pile of t-shirts and sandals...