Like Breathing Again

After a wildly successful spring run (in both quantity, but more importantly quality of fish), the summer of 2017 largely pulled my focus away from the water. The few opportunities spent with fly rod in hand amounted to scattered 1-2 hour carp excursions paired with slightly longer outings that focused almost entirely on teaching my … More Like Breathing Again

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

Crazy Diamond

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have some prejudice against the stream we were going to fish.  Not that I had ever been there before, but I just couldn’t muster the faith that it was worth the trip were it not for photographic evidence of nice large steelhead that Nate caught a few … More Crazy Diamond