A few warm days

A few warm days

After nine days in North Dakota chasing the wily pheasant (and a few Hungarian partridges, now skinned and preserved) I was anxious to hit the river to see what’s doing, as they say.  Denny, Kim and I sped to the river around 1 pm today for a short float which...
Here’s a tip, keep your faucets on drip

Here’s a tip, keep your faucets on drip

This is not the November I envisioned.  In my head I had 40s, drop-back trout, nymph fishing, a few streamer floats.  Instead todays high was 18, wind chill had us below zero, and it snowed all day.  I stared at the sign in front of the shop: Here’s a tip, get...
First snow, forever snow?

First snow, forever snow?

Winter came early.  Today we got a couple inches of unseasonably dry powder: January-type snow.  It’s a bit early for this stuff.  My “winters coming” chores are mostly undone.  Oh well.  I hadn’t been fishing in a while and, heck, winter is...