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
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Chasing Marinaro’s Big Spring- Wild Trout Utopian Dreams still in Limbo
( A stunningly beautiful and vibrant colored Big Spring wild brook trout-author image-circa 2015) “Man's Utopian dreams get circumvented through compromise and disappointment into a tolerable reality.”(quote by Stewart Stafford) It was as pure and utopian as a wild brook trout heaven could … [Read more...] about Chasing Marinaro’s Big Spring- Wild Trout Utopian Dreams still in Limbo
MICROMANAGING MINUTIAE-OVERCOMING TINY FLY PHOBIA
( Though many of us love to fish dries and swinging wets, Midges and micro crustaceans are a trout's bread and butter in the benthic bio drift in winter as pictured above. Thus entailing nymphing either traditional or Euro style. Though we tend to confuse midge larvae color with adults' coloration … [Read more...] about MICROMANAGING MINUTIAE-OVERCOMING TINY FLY PHOBIA
Autumn Caddis & The Trout and Steelhead of October
( 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
The Season’s Closing-Blessed by Wild Trout Gems in Veiled Hallows
"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
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!