September

September

This is such a sweet, yet sometimes humbling, season for the trout angler.  The water temperatures have fallen into the “go” zone for trout, but the river is extraordinarily clear, making success a combination of the right technique, fly, and approach.  An...
One last cast

One last cast

A few days ago, amidst a days-long cold front, Lance and I got out for a little fishing.  We did a float that we’d planned to do for about two months and after a bunch of busted dates this — this 50-degree lead-colored day — was the day.  We brought...
In praise of small fish

In praise of small fish

The other day, an accomplished angler was in the shop on what he’d planned to be a two-day night fishing trip with a buddy.  And they night fished, sure.  But what he really loved was the daytime fishing.  I believe he said something like, that %$it is fun!  It...
A little summer rain

A little summer rain

It sure did rain a lot this morning.  The South Branch has come up and when I waded it today it was dark in the middle but already it has begun to drop.  The Holy Waters was clear at dusk today and the trout rose through most of the afternoon.  Things don’t look...