The Grubby Bear

I posted this odd little fly I had been tinkering with on a couple Facebook tying groups and Instagram and I was quickly inundated with messages asking how I made it.  Honestly, it couldn’t be simpler.  It’s funny how you can post a picture of a really intricate and difficult streamer photo and you’d be lucky … More The Grubby Bear

The Why of Tie

Recently, I wrote a piece for Fly Punk Magazine in which I discussed what it was that I love about fly fishing.  A lot of the piece revolved around the idea that the individual acts of fishing, tying flies, and writing about both combine to create my strong connection with fly fishing as a whole.  … More The Why of Tie

Gimme Shelter

For the last few years, my mother in law, Deb, has been slowly reclaiming her substantial property.  Even before she had started this process, she already had a large swath of green flat lawn in her back yard.  But this lawn backed up to a line of woods which stretched back a long ways.  The … More Gimme Shelter