Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Too soon?  Probably.  But the next two weeks look…good!  Every winter you know there’ll be those first “warm” weeks, and the trout will be out feeding; before it REALLY warms up, and runoff hides them beneath a curtain of dirty water.  After...
The No-Fishing Report

The No-Fishing Report

Every winter I hit a stretch where I just start thinking about fishing all the time because it’s been too cold to go.  And…it has been too cold to go for most of the last month.  Since I’ve decided not to ice fish this winter, I’ve spent the...
Respite

Respite

It sure felt like spring these last few days.  Fool’s Spring!  Call it something of a respite.  I was able to get out fishing a little bit.  Just enough.  The trout were winter trout.  They were feeding pretty well on nymphs in the pools around noon.  Later in...
Moon sing

Moon sing

It has been a cold and quiet week on the river with nothing in the way of a warm-up until the middle of next week.  I’ve been cranking bugs both for the shop and for my own fly boxes.  Not winter bugs.  Spring bugs.  I don’t have the winter blues yet.  Not...
Those foggy days of winter?

Those foggy days of winter?

It was an odd, and foggy, and warm winter weekend.  It was busy around the shop, on the river, and on the trails.  While I was in the shop, people were texting me all these incredible pictures of big trout they were catching that morning.  Worse, Lance had two trout,...