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

Riparian Rambler

What is more pitiful?  Someone who has lots of time and finds nothing joyful to do with it?  Or someone who has too little time and too many joyful things to do with what little he has of it?  I would definitely find myself in the latter and at times find myself dumbfounded by the … More Riparian Rambler