Expressionist Brown

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Study the stream bed, brown and green. Through ripples and reflections, we find rocks and wood, maybe a shining piece of metal someone has left behind. Even the flash of a flake of mica in the sand, no bigger than a fishes scale. How is...



A Closer Look, Barracuda

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BARRACUDA GET A LOT OF ATTENTION FOR BEING SCARY. Sharp teeth, warp speed, bad attitude. They deserve their reputation. They are an awesome and underrated sport fish. I love the adrenaline rush of catching them on the fly. What they get very little attention for is what...



A Closer Look / The Pacific Steelhead

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I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A FISH I GET MORE WORKED UP OVER THAN THE STEELHEAD. What remarkable creatures they are, bridging the gap between freshwater and saltwater fly fishing. This fish was caught about a half mile from the salt in the Dean River....



A Closer Look / The Large Mouth Bass

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I'M GUILTY. I have called them ugly fish. I have shown a lack of interest in bass largely due to their color palette. Then, just the other day I noticed the fin on this large mouth. I'm a big enough man to admit when I'm wrong....



Fly Fishing: Don’t Overlook The Trout Water Close To You

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When you fish your home waters day after day you get pretty good at knowing where the trout like to hang out. But if you let your big ego convince you into thinking you know it all, that's when the fish will put you in...