Passing it on

After I had lost my old steelhead net, a cheap but very functional Frabill that is no longer manufactured, I was on the prowl for an equally cheap replacement. I can honestly say I’ve never understood the value of the expensive net. Now, I can definitely see the craftsmanship of a well-made wooden net, but … More Passing it on

Clicking

I will be the first to tell you I have been struggling for a long time to catch a carp on the fly.  Pretty much the first time I tried for it with my friend Nate, I became obsessed with learning how to do it.  I’ve seen it go easier for other people, but for … More Clicking

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