Example

Example

Optimistically, I think every fall day is going to be exemplary enough to serve as as an example for what every fall day should be.  Today was such a day.  After a pleasant morning shift at the lodge on a perfectly rainy October day, I got an idea to fish streamers...
Color tour

Color tour

The maples have dropped their leaves along the river and yet the rest of the Au Sable valley is pretty plain.  Up north, in the hills, the colors are still just turning.  The lack of fireworks int the foliage is undoubtedly a disappointment for those who don’t...
Leaf play

Leaf play

Even when a fall doesn’t feel quite right (like this one:  hot, stormy at times, inconsistent), the shorter days make for a panicked pursuit.   We got get it in — whatever it is.  Today, for me, it was a quick afternoon of nymph fishing through some...
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...