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...


[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="404"] Buck Creek, Michigan[/caption] I'm almost done reading Ray Bergman's fly-fishing bible, "Trout." It's an amazing book, filled with fly fishing techniques, information on gear and quarry, and countless anecdotes that even knowing all this stuff can still leave you fishless. If Ray Bergman gets skunked sometimes, I suppose I shouldn't feel… Read more...

I really thought by this point in the year I would have accepted it's cold out and focused on other things besides fishing. I suppose in some ways I have; I just finished this year's holiday album, I've been cooking lots of food, and have been working on an online fishing encyclopedia (I'll post more… Read more...

I checked sunset the other day, and it said 4:40pm. With the time change and the ridiculously early sunset, maybe it's time I accept that winter is just around the corner. Perhaps the fishing won't be good again until spring. Just like I did last year, I've been doing fishing-related stuff to prepare for the… Read more...