I want to fish that river

I want to fish that river

That’s what Denny said the other day as he watched The River. Probably some sunny summer scene with rising trout and brown drakes in the air. Yeah, we all want to fish that river, Denny! And we will soon enough. Six more inches of snow today. But good signs late...
Just go fishing.

Just go fishing.

At least once a season I’m reminded that there’s something to just going fishing. I’m not talking about the pleasures of being out there (great though they are), but instead the idea that an angler should carry no preconceived notions to the river....
A slow and steady spring.

A slow and steady spring.

We sure have been enjoying a nice, steady spring. Slow and steady. Slow… Ah, it’s actually been a pretty good one. The rivers are low and clear and in great shape. The streamer fishing has been both inconsistent and wonderful, or inconsistently...
A Rising Fish

A Rising Fish

So…saw a fish rise today, and not a small one. It rose three times while I strung up the dry fly rod and then quit rising. That’s the nature of fish rising to black stones. I threw a cast (of course) and the trout inspected and refused. Damn, already? It’s only April...
Optimism

Optimism

One excellent day of fishing can create enough optimism to fuel a dozen more. And anglers fondly chase memories that have grown fonder over the years, which is probably why most anglers would agree that it never is as good as it was. For the last two years Matt, Kyle...