Although I fish frequently, I'd never taken a day off of work specifically to fish– until Friday. I decided a few weeks back it would be a good way to make the transition from 29 to 30 even though that wouldn't technically happen until Saturday. I spent the week reading reports, memorizing maps and tying flies… Read more...

After a successful weekend of fishing, I had some new protein in my fridge: Two largemouth bass fillets and a whole brown trout. I remember early on Saturday morning the exact moment I hooked the trout: I had drifted a pheasant tail nymph and a Beckstrom Special through some riffles and let it sink into… Read more...

Saturday morning I returned to the scene of the crime as it were: the first place I ever fly fished. A couple years ago, Rob and I headed to the river after a quick workshop on fly casting. We both caught trout! Ever since that first time I have been completely smitten with fly fishing. Lately… Read more...

I fish a lot, and those frequent excursions take their toll on my waders. They are usually damp. That combined with a few small holes and the summer heat create a perfect storm of olfactory horror. There are a few leaks in the neoprene seams at my feet, which means after a few hours of… Read more...


I haven't fished still water for weeks. It's not that I have anything against ponds or lakes, I just like rivers and creeks so much. I tend to have more luck in moving water, maybe because I fish it more. A vicious cycle. I went most of last week without a phone. After a fairly wet… Read more...

Rob and I plotted our fishing escape throughout the day, and after punching our respective clocks we headed north to the River. We'd hoped to catch a hatch, but when we got down to the water nothing was happening. I saw a few sporadic rises, but very few bugs in the air. We started fishing… Read more...

With a brand-spankin' new fishing license, there was no question Rob needed to get out with his fly rod. It took no convincing for me- after a great morning fishing for (and catching!) brook trout I was itching to get out again. Our first stop was the the river. Although it was a little bit… Read more...

We got to Michigan at 2am and I found myself asleep a half hour later. A short while later at 5am my phone starting ringing, which was very confusing to me. It took a moment for me to remember why I set the alarm, but once I remembered I was out the door. After a… Read more...