Fishing Report

Complexity

Complexity

Every morning I do a “trico report” – which basically involves taking a break from the shop with a cup of coffee and walking down the bank checking on the different fish we have marked around the lodge.  It's been cool watched the trico hatch build at the lodge. ...

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The Twelve-Foot Deep Hole

The Twelve-Foot Deep Hole

My journey into night fishing began at a chain of pools on the lower Holy Waters.  They are three of the most different pools you can imagine.  The shallow fast one with the springs on the north bank, the swift deep one with gravel beds scalloped by generations of...

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Explore Detour

Explore Detour

Every year I forget about the pleasant hell of choosing what to do on a day off in the summer. Here there are limitless choices.  Wakeley Lake at dawn with a popper, or tricos on the North Branch with a three-weight.  Stripping streamers for smallmouth out at Bear...

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First days of summer

First days of summer

  After dunking myself for the second straight night of fishing – this time in pursuit of a very large hex-feeding trout in the middle of a log jam – the prospect of fishing the morning size 18 blue wing olive hatch seemed preferable.  My waders are now upside...

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