Beautiful days

Beautiful days

It was pleasant enough this afternoon that a friend asked if I wanted to go night fishing tonight.  No…no I do not.  All fishing is fun, but I’ve converted over to fall mode. I’d rather it be crummy.  Not November crummy, but bring on the wet leaves...
Change

Change

It is 50 degrees.  It rained yesterday and it will rain tomorrow.  One of the pleasures of the first big cold front of the fall is the willingness for the trout to chase streamers.  Spring you get a few follows, but those trout that do chase intend to eat the fly.  In...
Ants and things

Ants and things

If flying ants were a geyser, they would be the opposite of Old Faithful.  Some years they are just clockwork.  About five or six years ago, we had an early October week that was clockwork.  Every day that week was warm and hazy and overcast.  You’d start seeing...
River Cleanup 2021

River Cleanup 2021

It’s that time of year again.  Leaves are changing, nights are cold, and the river wears the trash from a summer of watersports…time to clean it up.  Every year I hear gripes about never finding any trash.  Well, that’s precisely the point.  The...
Omen

Omen

A huge weather change has resulted in one immediate positive:  On Monday morning, it was cold enough for coffee to taste wonderful, as opposed to necessary.  The immediate negative was that Monday was tough trout fishing.  That was the day my oldest and I had to fish....