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
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
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
A brief video of some snowy steelheading from the other night.
I had been mostly unaware of the concept of fly fishing at night until I read the book Strip-Set by George Daniel (read our review here) that had a really great section about fishing streamers at night. Ever since it had become something I really wanted to try but never got the opportunity because of … More Sunday Night’s Alright for Biting
[Wow, two Rolling Stones title references] Every Fall since I started fly fishing, my brother Mickey and I plan a weekend trip to Pennsylvania to fish the Fall run steelhead on Elk Creek. 3 years ago, we had a miraculous trip. We caught so many fish that I think we lost count over a 3 … More But if ya try sometimes… you get what you need
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