New tricks

New tricks

Andy S has been puzzling over some new nymph rigs.  We’ve been talking about it a lot on slow shop afternoons, and he’s got me thinking, which is good.  Sometimes its easy to just get into a rut when it comes to seasonal techniques.  One of my goals this...
Rain, sleet and snow

Rain, sleet and snow

A steelhead wind blew across the Northern Lower today painting the sky, a bunch of Facebook pages, and a few anglers’ faces, with snow.  It was rather pretty if you were inside a fly shop drinking coffee, which I was.  We told some old stories, contemplated what...
Streamer weather

Streamer weather

This is some streamer weather.  The rivers are high(ish) and dark, the rain is pattering right now, the temperature is going to drop into the 40s for this weekend, and the trout are pre-spawn.  Perfect.  Don the wool, rain jackets, gloves, sinking lines, streamers,...
October afternoons

October afternoons

Finally some big rains, the kind that flush the system, that move the trout, that give the air the smell of wet leaves, cedar, the first woodsmoke of the season.  Finally a bit — just a taste — of some fall streamer fishing.  There are some Octobers, like...