Looking for trout

Looking for trout

Usually I like to have a game plan in place.  An example will be on Sunday I know where I’m going to float, what flies I’m going to use, and I even have a rough idea of where we will move some fish.  Other days, like this afternoon, I just ambled out the...
Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

November reminds me just how bright, still, and cold a night can be.  Like many, I took a week off fishing because of deer season.  Not because I relentlessly pursue deer, but because it’s just a good week to remember the fall, and plan for the winter, and a deer...
Gone Dog

Gone Dog

Streamer camp has come and gone, and it was — like the rest of them — its own unique experience.  It’s winter up here.  There is snow on the ground.  It’s seven degrees right now as I write this.  Seven degrees!  The rivers are pocked with...
Fall into November

Fall into November

We’re having a little tying session, Caddyshack on the tv, and enough beads, cone and wire to sink a driftboat.  Winter is in the forecast and we’re tying accordingly.  The streamer fishing the last week has been pretty good.  There are now hungry...
November…

November…

And then one day you wake up and it’s November.  The sky is flat and gray and the wind is humid and 35 degrees and the earth is a lot of different shades of brown and the river looks cold and metallic.  It has become streamer time. There are a lot of trout...