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April 12, 2023As I progress with new skills, techniques, and fly patterns, I keep thinking about what fly fishing means to me.  Perhaps it’s a sign of growing maturity, reconsidering my previous assumptions and desires.  In the beginning it was all about catching fish.  For the first two years I mostly lost flies and the fish I […] [...] Read more...
June 2, 2022I made plans to join my friend and board member Jim McGannon at Spinney for some lake fishing. Usually I pack the gear into the truck the evening prior, but for a variety of reasons I didn’t get to it until 7am. I loaded the tubes, the frame, the oars, the PFD, the gear bag […] [...] Read more...
October 21, 2021I had offered to stock any lakes that the usual chapter effort doesn’t cover — I enjoy hiking, and this has been a fun (and hopefully helpful) way to get a look at new places. This year I stocked four different lakes, from Monarch Pass to Hagerman Pass. Arthur Lake is a beautiful lake near […] [...] Read more...
June 28, 2021I recently returned from a spectacular multi-day fly fishing trip. It was a rafting float down a beautiful canyon with steep schist and sandstone walls, cool water, tons of brown and rainbow trout. Difficult access meant we hardly saw anyone else during those days. The bug life was incredible (caddis, sallies, mayflies, dragonflies, multiple hatches […] [...] Read more...