Search Month: October 2017

Beads are the Best

  Hatch Magazine published my article, "Beads are the Best," with some candid thoughts on when, why and how beadhead flies work. Here's an excerpt . . . -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- . . . I’m not trying to catch all the fish on all the days anymore. More often,...

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #14 — Tippet Rings — Thank you, tiny circles

“Those tiny rings change everything,” said my father. He stood in the water beside me, looking curiously through his glasses at my little metal circles. “Sure do.” I replied, and I neatly swapped out a double nymph rig for a two streamer rig in about a minute. Dad...

Streamside | 86,000 Miles and the Unassessed Waters Initiative

  Protecting our rivers and the fish that live there — that’s the mission, isn’t it? That’s what so many good people and anglers work toward. Trout Unlimited has partnered with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commission to search for and protect undiscovered...

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #13 — Fish with Friends

People are different. We aren’t compatible with everyone else, and I guess we’re not supposed to be. My nature isn’t a great match for some anglers, and that’s obvious as soon as we hit the water. I don’t need to fish with a clone of myself to be happy, but I do need...
Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #13 — Fish with Friends

Fifty Fly Fishing Tips: #13 — Fish with Friends

People are different. We aren’t compatible with everyone else, and I guess we’re not supposed to be. My nature isn’t a great match for some anglers, and that’s obvious as soon as we hit the water. I don’t need to fish with a clone of myself to be happy, but I do need...

Fishing with a Camera

Fishing with a Camera

  UPDATE: (Oct. 2017) -- Two summers ago, I wrote this short guide for choosing a fishing camera and carrying it on the water. The point is simple -- select something that you can accept losing, because whatever camera you fish with will eventually be destroyed....

Fishing Alone

Fishing Alone

I swear I fish best when I’m alone. I can’t prove it without a witness, of course, but I guess I don’t care to verify it anyway . . . and that’s the point.

Fishing the mountains always granted me the serenity of simple thoughts, a soul laid bare to the open wilderness and a peace of mind. Then usually, that’s where I left it — somewhere alongside the rocks and flowing water . . .

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