( 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
A FAREWELL TO THE CATSKILLS-YOUR WATERS ARE HALLOWED AND BLESSED!
"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!
Dances with Tricos-The White Curse Demystified
If you are a summertime trout stream fly fisher you will know the scenario about to be described all too well. You get to the stream armed with your favorite hopper or ant pattern. Or maybe a Sulphur/ BWO emerger on a big icy cold tailwater. And as you walk the banks you see little white clouds of … [Read more...] about Dances with Tricos-The White Curse Demystified
Trico-licity-The White Curse that’s a Dry Fly Blessing
The early chalk stream English school called the hatch the "white curse". When Halford and G.S. Marryat hung out and fished the hallowed waters of the River Test, they often pulled up chairs by the Ghillie's Huts and told tales of fish lost, fish selective and uncatchable, but always with fine … [Read more...] about Trico-licity-The White Curse that’s a Dry Fly Blessing
Why We Dry Fly-The DNA of Fly Fishing
The dry fly is to fly fishing what the ten commandments are to the bible. It is a religion , a lifestyle and obsession for those fly fishers that have embraced the deeper Zen and karma of our art and craft. Fly fishing; especially the dry fly pursuit, is not just another "action sport" like it is … [Read more...] about Why We Dry Fly-The DNA of Fly Fishing