Poking around

Poking around

Today my dad and I spent the late afternoon poking around the north woods on our way to the river.  You do this when there isn’t a cloud in the sky and you’re not convinced there’ll be a trout in the river, at least a trout for you.  The trees have...
Fall Color

Fall Color

Today’s float began slow and stayed slow…except for the hour between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.  We moved four good trout, landed two, including a picturesque brown that swirled up on Jordan’s streamer and was landed without the net that I forgot.  It was...
The sweet season

The sweet season

It’s not for every fly fisher, but it’s hard to deny the pleasures of fall.  The fishing can be hit or miss but the scenery is beautiful and the hits can be pretty big. Sunday’s forecast included a ridiculous flash-flood warning which, you know,...
Evening ants

Evening ants

It’s hard not to start a fishing report with anything but the weather.  This little heat wave will go wrong, as they do, and crash.  Next week, we’ll be stripping fall streamers and dead-drifting afternoon BWOs.  In the meantime, ants, morning streamers...
A quiet river

A quiet river

Openings this weekend: We have a few openings this coming weekend due to a large cancelation.  Given the ants, the fall Isos, the first changing leaves, and the pretty great dry fly fishing (for September, at least), it’ll be a pleasant weekend to be up north. ...