I love small stream fishing. Following water in the middle of beautiful nowhere trying to fool trout on the fly has only a few comparisons in my mind. I have read numerous books on the subject, fished with other good anglers, and spent a lot of hours out in the woods fishing small streams. Here are ten tips I use, and wish I had known when I first started parading the creekside chasing trout.Read More
I like routine.
Knowing right where something should be and being able to access it easily makes life just a little nicer. I have plenty of systems in my fishing (and tying). These systems I have in place really help a lot in my fishing, as it provides you an extra edge by making you more efficient. As I once heard someone say, "There's fish in efficiency." It's a corny saying, but it's true…Read More
Typically when I picture small stream fishing, I envision a beautiful early summer morning casting dry flies to picture perfect brook trout. T-shirt weather where a lush baby green background contrasts the deep blue sky. If I listen, I can still hear the sound of water being interrupted only by the song of birds.
Winter is typically the complete opposite of this.
However, if you find the insatiable itch to get out on a new or a favorite small stream in the cold months of winter, you are not alone. I have gone out many, many times wandering the wilderness with numb hands, nose, and toes, and have picked up a few tricks that may help you find more success on the water when it’s not frozen over…Read More
"Getting a good drift is one of the most important aspects of fly fishing. You can have an exact imitation of the fly, the perfect rod and reel combo, a 100 dollar fly line, excellent sun light, or overcast day, and complete visibility of a fish, but you can still get it all wrong. Even without spooking the fish!
Your drift determines everything..."Read More
"If you really want to get to know someone don't take them to a coffeeshop for an hour take them to the river for a day." Six points why I think fishing with friends is such a valuable tool for anglers to take advantage of.Read More