Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Home Waters

The home waters of any fisherman hold dear memories. Sometimes the memory is more valued than the experience. Dreams can be reborn, a stirred soul can be at ease.I find solace in the vivid images that dance in the dark corners of my mind. My memory illuminating my cerebral dance floor bringing these images into the spotlight.

Home water Smallmouth.

A small frog found streamside brought a welcomed diversion. He was prismatic in various shades of greens and olives.

Ever the steward of nature, Garett made sure our diversion was not to much of an intrusion on our new friend. Back you go beautiful frog ( WINK...WINK...)!

As the light in the sky began to fade leaving gentle crimsons hues, it was difficult to imagine where the cloud crests were emanating from. How far away were we? Close enough to see the beams pierce through the dusk and play about on top of leaves of corn.

I can not define true friendship in words. I believe the look on our faces sums it up. Only an outdoors-man would have a grin after traipsing miles through a chin high field of corn to find their way home.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


While fishing the local reservoir the blue gill action was heavy.
I caught this beauty on this :

Another beautiful, colored up bruiser on this Snowhite damsel...

Wait for it...

The trout pond was not producing so I switch gears. I almost brought these boys home to live in my aquarium but I thought about prisons and how soul drenching they are. Back you go gorgeous fish! 

Monday, April 23, 2018


This is next up in the vise rotation.

I think I have to tie more of these for the next season.... #fliegenfischen #fliegenbinden #flytyingjunkie #theonefly #flyfishing #flytying #nymph #trout #browntrout #troutfishing #caddis #sedge #beadheadnymph #flugbindning #fluga #troutfly

Opening a Can of Worms

If you haven't fished this yet it's either because your a purist or you've been living under a rock. Devin Olson ties the best version of the Squirmy Wormy.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Cabin Fever

I miss this stretch of the Beaverkill, For 2 years I had a cabin on it. My cabin is streamside down river. My kids, wife, and I had a blast. I lost my photo album and unfortunately these are all I could find.

The West branch of the Delaware holds a lot of dear memories also.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Backcountry State of Mind

These guys have the right idea. I cant wait for spring. In the meantime, I'm loading up my flyboxes.