The CDC Blood Midge

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MIDGE PATTERNS CAN BE REMARKABLY EFFECTIVE FOR TROUT. Depending on how you count them there could be over a thousand species of midge. That's a lot of choices for the discerning trout. There are almost as many choices for the angler and a midge obsession can...



Dreaming of Steelhead

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I WOKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT DREAMING THAT I WAS FISHING FOR STEELHEAD. Not epic, fish hoisting, hero shoting, steelhead fishing but, ass backwards, pointless, penitent steelhead fishing. Swinging tiny flies on floating lines in the turbid, chocolate waters of spring run off (and this is...



The more things change, the more they stay the same

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I RECEIVED THIS PHOTO FROM MY BROTHER TOM, VIA TEXT MESSAGE. It seems he has been sorting through some of the belongings that my grandparents left behind. In an old dresser he found this list in my young handwriting. My guess is that this dates from...



Call Me Simms Boy, I Love My G4Z Waders

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WHEN OUR BF GOODRICH VIDEO FINALLY COMES OUT, AND WE ARE TOLD IT WILL BE SOON, YOU ARE GOING TO NOTICE KENT AND I WEARING A LOT MORE SIMMS GEAR. Simms, generously, stepped up and outfitted us for the shoot. This has lead to at least...



Sunday Classic / My Grandfather’s Clinch Knot

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Do you think about tying your shoes, brushing your teeth, putting on your shirt? I’ll bet I’ve tied the Improved Clinch Knot more times than I’ve done any of those things. But I like to think that I pay more attention to my fishing knots...