We Are Back!

After a two-year hiatus, we are rejuvenated and ready to share some stories, fly tying, and crushed reviews.  More importantly, we plan on getting into some more serious issues that directly affect not only fly fishing, but our everyday lives.  Yes, I’m talking about political issues that deal directly with the C word(s).  That’s right… CLIMATE CHANGE. Hopefully I didn’t …

7 Tips To Have A Better Spring

Soon the masses will awaken, grab their tackle box and head out to stand shoulder to shoulder to fight for stocked trout. It is spring and to so many people trout season means stockies, stringers and powerbait. If that is you I have to say you are missing out on so much. For us, while there is something special about …

TOP TEN ways to get that guy out of your back pocket.

Fishing popular spots on Great Lake tributaries can get sticky from time to time. You have to be prepared to fish with other people. Most of these people are nice and courteous, some of them are jerks. Generally accepted etiquette says that you should adjust your fishing appropriately for how many people are on the stream. But what about those …

How to tie guide flies.

Guide Flies have magic powers. They induce a bite when the river has gone so dead you begin to doubt that there is a living trout within miles. These flies are highly guarded. Only a guides inner circle will be privy to the recipes of these flies. You may catch a glimpse of one but you will never get to …

Hank explains TU

“You want to be a fishtronaut you can go to the moon and swim on the moon.” Hank Patterson explains TU It was on our annual Maine trip last year that I had the unsettling and very disturbing realization that trout streams are not an unlimited resource.  This thought was sparked by a conversation I had with local guide John …