Moon sing

Moon sing

It has been a cold and quiet week on the river with nothing in the way of a warm-up until the middle of next week.  I’ve been cranking bugs both for the shop and for my own fly boxes.  Not winter bugs.  Spring bugs.  I don’t have the winter blues yet.  Not...
Those foggy days of winter?

Those foggy days of winter?

It was an odd, and foggy, and warm winter weekend.  It was busy around the shop, on the river, and on the trails.  While I was in the shop, people were texting me all these incredible pictures of big trout they were catching that morning.  Worse, Lance had two trout,...
Getting out

Getting out

Yesterday the trout wanted the green caddis and that was okay with me…I’d tied a bunch of them, if only because they’re so easy to tie!  I’ve really been working on getting my fly boxes filled. On the green… But my primary goal right now...
Finding the right fly

Finding the right fly

Happy New Year!  Several snowstorms combined to provide a nice blanket of snow in, and on, the woods.  The river is flowing just about everywhere the river typically flows:  Hardly even a sliver of shelf ice.  A nice mild winter is good for the trout and good for the...