Lowlight Marinaro Spinner

Lowlight Marinaro Spinner

This little fly is nothing more than the classic, Marinaro spinner with a little post for the evening angler.  While I normally don’t care if I can see my flies at dusk, for sparse spinners like this, it’s good to know that your fly is still floating.  And...
Break in the weather

Break in the weather

It’s been pretty cold across the country…colder than here, anyway.  Still, the schools have been closed, and the kids have become habituated to snow days.  My entire family has become fly tyers this winter.  Mix in some snowshoes, skis, warm fires, a few...
Too cold?  Too cold.

Too cold? Too cold.

Over the weekend, it was just too cold.  It was a zero degrees for a high on Sunday, a few of the rivers froze shut, deer walked across the Manistee, and not many people went fishing.  On a great day of skiing on Monday, the trees were popping with a noise similar to...
Some coldness

Some coldness

Sunday’s high is zero degrees, actual temperature, which is cold enough to keep me situated between the woodstove and the coffee pot.  We’ve been spoiled this year.  There has been a lot of trout fishing.  Every winter has a chiller week like this.  Yada yada.  We...
Fine days

Fine days

Some winter weeks come and go: a few trout caught, a few trails skied, a few Netflix miniseries watched.  Other weeks are better.  This past one was better.  A big front pushed through, the forecasts oscillating between all rain and ten inches of snow.  We ended up...