I don't fish- I hunt...trout that is! Every step I take into my secret little world on my tiny spring creeks in the national forest down my road, is a spiritual hallowed journey of learning and reverence. Each wild brown trout I catch in these historic icy- cold, skinny waters, teaches me … [Read more...] about Every Wild Brown Trout Tells a Story
Michigan Fly Fishing
( Image: A freshly hatched Sulphur dun that crawled up on my waders on the West Branch of the Delaware in the Catskills as it was shedding its nymphal shuck that looks like a Pheasant Tail nymph - thus the case for a Sulphur dry with a brown Z-lon tail shuck and a PT dropper during this hatch- … [Read more...] about The Enigmatic Masking Hatch
By official decree of the Trout Gods the Plecopteran spring has officially sprung! Hence the EBS meniscus emergency rescue service has arrived. As another sunless dreary winter seems to be a thing of the past I never knew what a soul and sanity rescuing service the hatch of Early Black Stoneflies … [Read more...] about COLD STONED
( A gorgeous October Michigan rainbow- resident Eagle Lake California strain that Michigan has adopted- or Michigan strain steelhead that hasn't smolted due to its stubbornness- you be the judge. Regardless, this 15 inch fish jumped chrome silver and put up a blistering fight on a 12 foot 3 weight … [Read more...] about Autumn Caddis & The Trout and Steelhead of October
"Small brooks make great rivers" (French Proverbs) Everything in the universe has a beginning and end. From a Nova, to Supernova to a Black Hole abyss, there is a transition. Except for the Almighty, if one chooses to believe; this is the one eternal spirit of the Alpha and Omega who's being … [Read more...] about The Season’s Closing-Blessed by Wild Trout Gems in Veiled Hallows
"When the German brown trout made its first Catskill debut, needless to say it was scorned for its shyness, stubborn demeanor and inability to "fill basket creels to the brim". The thinking theoretical angler was ready to make its debut in the new world across the pond. Thus the time was ripe with … [Read more...] about A FAREWELL TO THE CATSKILLS-YOUR WATERS ARE HALLOWED AND BLESSED!