Wild week

Wild week

What awesome streamer days.  What awesome fish.  It has been a wild week on the Au Sable. Almost 26″…from the skinny  The rivers are low and clear, the water temperatures have been in the mid-forties, the midges and black stones have been hatching, the...
High skies, no bother

High skies, no bother

Still reheating after a day on the water.  High skies, pure east wind, freezing cold, iced guides,  My body has that good chapped feeling that comes with such conditions.  We fished hard for 99% of the time.  The 1% we didn’t was when I was yacking about...
A fish of a lifetime

A fish of a lifetime

Both my kids are in that childhood stage of trying to decide which of their classmates is their best friend.  Which kind of makes me think about this notion of a fish of a lifetime.  I think there was a time that I was searching for a – singular — fish of a...
That’s March

That’s March

March is a half-a-glass sort of month: Full some days, empty the others.  The first snows are magical.  The last few can be tortuous.  This week’s forecast is mediocre, so I’m happy the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo is this weekend.  In the winter, we ask: Are you going...