The other day East Texas Red called the tag alder the trout’s best friend. It has other names – speckled alder, grey alder, hazel alder, hoary alder and mountain alder – but every trout fisherman I know calls them tag alders, sometimes with an expletive… Read More
With a break in the hot weather and the promise of a cloudy day, I felt compelled to load my fly rod and waders into the car this morning and go find a trout stream. It was a lovely day to be out, but then… Read More
The concentric circles are rising trout during a baetis emergence in a big pool in Timber Coulee (in the Driftless).
This is a scan of a small photo-collage I made this afternoon, which I call Nick’s Place. It’s made up of parts of photos taken at two different trout streams. The mossy landscape parts and the single tree come from the canyon stretch of a… Read More
I visited a trout stream today I hadn’t been to in a few years. If you were on the road to this place you likely wouldn’t know it was there. Yes there is a bridge but the stream is so far down from the bridge… Read More
It’s been a while since I did any serious fly tying. That has everything to do with the fact that over the past couple years, I haven’t done nearly as much fly fishing as I used to – and that has a lot to do… Read More