Search Month: February 2015

Streamer Fishing Bite Windows

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. In fly fishing, bite windows are a period of time when fish are keyed in and are extremely willing to take an offering.  For an eastern dry fly fisherman, a prime bite window would be the last hour of daylight in late...

Two Days in the Deep Freeze

I spent most of the last two days in, on and around it, partially covered and burdened by it; and breaking, chipping and melting it ---  ICE. I've fished the single digit temps a handful of times before, but it's been a while since I've had that chance, so when I read...

Locked Up

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Lately life has been busy and I’ve had trouble finding time on the water.  I did make it out for a morning last weekend to enjoy one of the warmer days we’ve had.  Dom and I talked about locations to fish and we...

DIY – Bar Boots

I burn through boot soles fast. And cheap boots with poor foot support are a bad idea when you're wading heavy runs and putting full days on the water with lots of hiking, so I was spending about $150 every ten months on a new pair of boots. I used to resole my own...
Two Days in the Deep Freeze

Two Days in the Deep Freeze

I spent most of the last two days in, on and around it, partially covered and burdened by it; and breaking, chipping and melting it ---  ICE. I've fished the single digit temps a handful of times before, but it's been a while since I've had that chance, so when I read...

Locked Up

Locked Up

This post is from contributing author, Pat Burke. Lately life has been busy and I’ve had trouble finding time on the water.  I did make it out for a morning last weekend to enjoy one of the warmer days we’ve had.  Dom and I talked about locations to fish and we...

DIY – Bar Boots

DIY – Bar Boots

I burn through boot soles fast. And cheap boots with poor foot support are a bad idea when you're wading heavy runs and putting full days on the water with lots of hiking, so I was spending about $150 every ten months on a new pair of boots. I used to resole my own...

Bead, Lead and Flat Nylon

Bead, Lead and Flat Nylon

I've seen a lot of ways to get the lead secured on the hook; many of them use super glue, which is an unnecessary step, and most use the same thin thread that you are tying the rest of the fly with. Both of these methods waste time, and although I enjoy tying, I enjoy...

It’s All About Time On the Water

It’s All About Time On the Water

There's a large clearing on the far side of the cold river underneath some tall spruce trees. It's a steep but quick hike to get on top of the ledge, but the canopy of evergreens have often provided me considerable shade in the summer, and I knew that on this winter...

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