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...

Early Saturday morning I got out of my car into the cold, quiet air. Surrounded by very tall trees, I could hear the faint sound of a nearby stream. As I walked to to the water the sand and gravel crunched under my boots. I hiked along a bridle path that followed the stream, staring… Read more...

After work I stopped by the local creek to do some exploring and see if the water was still high and muddy from the weekend's rains. The first spot I visited was little more than a trickle, but half a mile downstream it was already a torrent of muddy water. I did find a nice… 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...


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="792"] The essentials: fly rod and reel, pliers, #12 scud fly (on the rock), some water to fish[/caption] After work I hopped on my bike and pedaled. My sling pack was bulging full of fly boxes and my 4-piece 6 weight, broken down so it would fit. The tips of the sections… Read more...

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="792"] it may not seem high, but there is twice the normal amount of water in that pond[/caption] To say it's been raining a lot would be a little obvious. Seems like we're getting all the rain we never got last summer. At least the air temperature has been more spring-like as… Read more...

I stepped outside for a quick lunchtime trip to the greenie pond. The leaden skies sucked all the color out of everything; the harsh, cold wind was the bite for the sky's menacing bark. More like November than April. I was wrong, spring is not here. But I went to the pond anyway. Why have a leisurely lunch… Read more...

There are a lot of reasons I like fly fishing, not the least of which is making all the flies myself. It's true I've purchased a few, but 99% of the flies in my boxes were tied by me.. for better or worse. What started simple, "It would be cool to dress by own treble… Read more...